Animoca Brands buys out Need for Speed Studio Eden Games

Eden Games, a French game developer known for Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed and F1 Mobile Racing, has been bought out by Animoca Brands, a renowned investor in blockchain gaming.

Apr 14, 2022
by Dragan
Animoca Brands buys out Need for Speed Studio Eden Games
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Animoca Brands continues to invest heavily into blockchain gaming, this time going outside the realm of crypto and buying out Eden Games, an established French game development company founded in 1998.

For the past 24 years, Eden Games has been primarily focused on developing racing games, with their most notable titles being Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed, F1 Mobile Racing and Test Drive Unlimited.

Because of the extensive experience in the racing genre across various platforms, Animoca saw the company as a good fit for improving and expanding upon its crypto racing game ecosystem, REVV Motorsport. “With its quarter of a century of expertise in building high-quality motorsport video games, Eden Games will enhance and accelerate the development of the REVV Motorsport ecosystem and add powerful value to the REVV community and the racing metaverse.” said Yat Sui, co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands.

In light of the acquisition, the co-founder and head of studio of Eden Games, David Nadal, said the following:

“We are excited to start the next chapter of Eden Games by joining Animoca Brands. We look forward to producing new experiences that challenge the status quo within the motorsport genre and venture into new frontiers such as Web3 alongside a leader in the space.”

New games produced by the experienced studio will provide new use cases to NFT Racing Passes and other items that can be gained by swapping certain assets from the now defunct F1 Delta Time.

Based in Lyon, France, Eden Games has previously worked under the umbrella of Atari SA, and later on as a subsidiary of Engine Media. More than 30 automotive brands have formed healthy, lasting partnerships with the company, including Porsche, BMW, Bugatti and many more. Throughout its history, the developer has globally sold more than 13 million physical game copies while its mobile games have accumulated over 60 million downloads.

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