Honda and Toyota coming to Torque Drift 2, as game integrates with Motorverse

Alongside the release of its biggest update yet, 0.9, PC drift racing simulator Torque Drift 2 from Grease Monkey Games has announced it will be integrated on the Motorverse ecosystem.

Previous titles from the studio, Torque Burnout and Torque Drift, are already partner games of the car and motorsports franchise, and have seen a combined 45 million downloads globally. 

A subsidiary of Animoca Brands, who is also an investor into Motorverse, Grease Monkey Games is rolling out a range of new features in Torque Drift 2, including an in-game currency, freestyle mode, multiplayer leaderboards, in-game shop, and modding tools. Car enthusiasts will also be able to explore and drive new licensed cars, including Nissan R33, Toyota Chaser JZX100, Toyota MK4 Supra, Honda S2000, and Honda Civic Type R. These new models join in addition to the game’s previous cars, which include Nissan R34, Nissan R35, Mazda RX7, Mazda MX5,  Nissan 370z, and others.

Freestyle mode allows players to drift through as many clipping points as possible before time runs out. To get a high score, players have to master drifts, close calls, wall taps, and transitions on tracks spanning from Beginner to Intermediate, and Pro.

Newly introduced leaderboards enable users to compete with friends and other players. Reset on a weekly basis, the leaderboards also allow players in the top 3 ranks to win rewards such as REVV and ToFu. While REVV is the Motorverse utility and governance token, ToFu, short for Torque Funds, is the new in-game currency to be introduced with the 0.9 update. Both currencies can be utilised in the in-game shop where players can buy standard or limited-edition cars, and separate car parts.

In addition to general fixes and optimizations, the latest update also entails a new custom road tool for the TD2 ModKit.

“This update is a massive step toward finalizing the core systems that we’ve been building together with the Torque Drift 2 community over the past few months, and we are excited to offer players so many fresh and exciting features,” commented Grease Monkey Games CEO Arran Potter.

In conjunction with the latest release, Torque Drift 2 will also integrate with the Motorverse platform. Most significantly, this means it’s adding REVV, which can be used to buy various in-game assets such as cars, parts, tracks, and services, not only in Torque Drift 2, but across other games within the Motorverse ecosystem. 

“With the addition of REVV and further integration into Motorverse, Torque Drift 2 continues our shared mission to create the most expansive, immersive, and interconnected ecosystem for all motorsports fans across the world,” commented Animoca Brands‘ vice president of commercial strategy and Motorverse general manager Will Griffiths.

“Thanks to digital property rights, true interoperability, and a healthy economy, Motorverse invites players to join a thriving community and enjoy unique experiences, and Torque Drift 2 is a perfect example of this vision.”

To mark the collaboration, Motorverse and Grease Monkey Games are currently giving players a 30% discount when using REVV to buy Limited Edition NFTs in Torque Drift 2. 

Download the game via Epic Games Store.

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