The NFL Rivals mobile game by Mythical Games is launching a significant update that introduces the Mythical Marketplace to the app. This integration enables players to engage in an in-game economy by buying and selling NFT player cards. The phased release will test various marketplace functionalities, marking a momentous change in the mobile gaming ecosystem.
- Mythical Games introduces in-game Mythical Marketplace to NFL Rivals.
- Phase one focuses on the buying functionality for player cards.
- New in-game currency “Credits” introduced for the marketplace.
- Users at level 4 or higher can make purchases.
- Future integrations to enable complete buying and selling experiences.
Phase One Kicks Off
The initial phase of this marketplace update will primarily focus on the buying aspect. Players will receive suggestions for player cards they can purchase to strengthen their lineups. These suggestions will be visible on the lineup screen within the app.
Using Credits for Transactions
Transactions within this new marketplace will make use of a newly-introduced in-game currency called “Credits.” Players can purchase Credits through the usual payment methods previously employed for buying packs in the game.
Tokenomics of the Marketplace
Once a player completes a purchase, the player card is transferred to their lineup. The seller of the card receives compensation in the form of $MYTH tokens, which is the native cryptocurrency for the Mythical Marketplace. However, sellers still have to list their cards on the web-based Mythical Marketplace to initiate sales.
Engagement Beyond Level 4
Currently, only players who have attained user level 4 or higher can tap the “Improve My Roster” button and proceed to purchase the suggested NFT player cards. The feature, for now, does not provide a complete marketplace experience but offers limited suggestions for players to consider.
Fiat to Credits
The Credits can be purchased through the App Store or Google Play Store, using fiat currency. The bundles range from 140 Credits for $1.99 to 7,000 Credits for $99.99.
Consistent Pricing Across Platforms
Mythical Games confirmed that the pricing for NFTs would remain consistent whether purchased through the mobile app or the web marketplace. This consistency distinguishes NFL Rivals from other games like Stepn, where NFTs in the iOS app are priced at least 30% higher to cover Apple’s in-app purchase fees.
Focused on the Regular Season
With the global launch of the game, Mythical Games’ CEO John Linden expressed enthusiasm about offering NFL fans an opportunity to build and own their teams of licensed NFL players, especially with the regular season underway.
This update to NFL Rivals marks a pivotal move in the broader landscape of blockchain-enabled mobile gaming. By integrating a buy-and-sell economy directly into the app, NFL Rivals is not just expanding its own functionality but also paving the way for a more intricate player engagement within mobile gaming. It exemplifies how traditional gaming models are evolving to incorporate blockchain functionalities, making the player not just a consumer but also a stakeholder.