Battle Racers, an arcade car racing game based on NFT cars, is closing down. Playcheck games announced this sad news on January 17, 2022, along with the decision to shut down the company due to internal and external factors.
The game was in development in the last three years, and it also took part in the Metalympics 2020 – a virtual sports competition. Battle Racers was playable on mobile and the browser version on Decentraland, both of which will discontinue in the future.
Battle Racers is an arcade game where you can build, race, and battle NFT cars on arcade-sized tracks. Players can trade their car parts on Etherium and sell them on OpenSea. There are different arenas and an NFT World Stadium where tournaments are held.
There are also a series of week-long mini-tournaments called the Weekly Duels. The closure of Battle Racers is probably because NFT games are getting much attention in the markets, and most of the games are getting tough competition. As a result, it isn’t easy to compete in this fast-changing market of NFTs and Crypto Gaming.
What will happen to my $SCRAP tokens?
The shutdown of this game should have kept players wondering what would happen to their $SCRAP tokens, whose primary purpose is to allow players to upgrade car parts. The $SCRAP tokens will remain in the player’s wallet; however, they will no longer have in-game functionality. Other game developers can make use of these tokens in their games.
The developers will also make sure that the NFT token contracts remain valid. Therefore players don’t need to panic if they have made huge investments, they will not receive any refund, but the ownership of the token remains. The contracts will be open-sourced, and developers can use them in projects. The NFT ownership remains in the blockchain and is publicly viewable.
Why can’t you keep playing on Decentraland with the tokens you already have?
This is because, according to the developers, the game is being played in real-time on centralized servers, and they will not be able to support it anymore. You can play until the shutdown date of February 16th, 2022.
The discord server of the Battle Racers will remain open till February 16th, 2022. If you have any clarifications, head on to the server.