Tony Hawk Set to Build Metaverse SkatePark in Collaboration with The Sandbox And Autograph
The Iconic American Skateboarder partners with The SandBox and Autograph to make his debut in the metaverse with the creation of a virtual skatepark.
Tony Hawk, the owner of famous skateboard company Birdhouse, has disclosed his partnership with The SandBox and Autograph to build a skatepark in the Metaverse.
“I have been a fan of new technology all my life, from the first videogames and home computers with CGI capabilities, so I am fascinated by the metaverse and excited to bring our culture into the virtual landscape of The Sandbox.”
The Goal of the Partnership
The SandBox, in partnership with Tony Hawk Inc., will create a 6x6 Tony Hawk-themed LAND, ushering the debutant sportsman into the blockchain world. Additionally, Autograph will create avatar NFTs based on Tony Hawk’s iconic skateboards, equipment and apparel.
The SandBox noted that these NFTs would be converted into 3D voxel versions, which would be interoperable in its open metaverse, providing in-game functionality for experiences, adding utility and value for their owners.
Sebastien Borget, COO of The Sandbox, stated:
“Tony Hawk embodies the perseverance of constantly striving for improvement while never giving up —we share his passion for innovation, creativity and the drive to constantly create something: This is the energy that powers our entertainment metaverse.”
Commenting on the partnership, The CEO of Autograph, Dillion Rosenblatt, disclosed their role in the partnership:
“We strive to build otherwise impossible experiences for communities of fans, and this is a step towards our goal of connecting them uniquely and at scale to Tony Hawk and each other. We are thrilled to be working with The Sandbox and Tony Hawk on this activation and many others.”
About Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk is a legendary American Skateboarder, and he has previously generated over $1.4 billion from his series of skating games, namely Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Underground 1 & 2, American Wasteland, Project 8, Proving Ground, Ride, Pro Skater HD, Shred, and Pro Skater 5, among many other spin-offs.