The team behind Battle Racers released some sad news this week. The game was supposed to come out on browser, Decentraland, and on a mobile app. Battle Racers decided to close down all operations on February 16th, less than one month from now.
The company explained on Medium that a combination of internal and external factors surrounding the project and the teams involved was a catalyst. Founders of Playcheck Games have decided to discontinue further development of both the browser-based and mobile versions of Battle Racers.
Playcheck is attempting to protect its customers’ $SCRAP tokens. Players will retain full ownership of the tokens in their wallets, along with vehicles and car parts. They’re making sure that other games will accept the NFTs coming from Battle Racers by validating all smart contracts. One issue arising in the plan is that the $SCRAP token will not be publicly listed on decentralised exchanges nor have any in-game use due to the shutdown. At least they have a few weeks to patch up their plan.
Battle Racers is an arcade racing game with a simple design. A fun and competitive game where the players earn out of it too. They created hype and an image that their customers ate up. Unfortunately, after Battle Racers decided to close up, all assets on their OpenSea dramatically decreased in value (floor price < 0.001ETH). Furthermore, it doesn’t help that their token is in none of the decentralised exchanges.
Sadly, during the beginnings of industry, there are many successes and failures and this is an example of the latter. Hopefully, the game creators can dust themselves off and try again, maybe they can talk to John Cena for some advice.