Atari has teamed up with Native Gaming and Black Dog Venture Partners to integrate its upcoming cryptocurrency into the “world’s first massive multiplayer slot game”.
The Atari Token is currently slated to launch by September of 2020 and is issued by Atari Chain, a subsidiary of the group created to lead the development of ongoing projects in the field of cryptocurrencies in entertainment-based industries.
“Native is building a whole new genre in online gambling and we are thrilled to partner with them on this new casino experience,” stated Fred Chesnais, Atari CEO.
“Integrating the Atari Token in Native’s ecosystem will give gamers and gamblers the opportunity to use the Atari Token as a payment method in Native’s casino slot games, meaning more financial options and flexibility for consumers.”
As a results of the partnership Native Gaming and Black Dog are to integrate the token into the former’s library of slot titles, as well as the soon-to-launch massively multiplayer online role playing game.
Natve recently unveiled plans of its proprietary social MMO sweepstakes casino featuring “the first of its kind” patent-pending Native MMO slot game.
Unlike traditional “spin for and a chance to win” style online slots, the new entrant is to be a full video game that replaces the traditional, casino-style slot mechanic with a monster-catching system similar to the popular Pokemon games.
Monsters can then be used to battle and earn money or cashed in directly to the casino, however Native Gaming has not announced a release date as yet.
Justin McCool, Native Gaming CEO, commented, “We are excited to be a part of what Atari is doing in both the casino and blockchain space. It’s hard to imagine a more appropriate partner to help us take our new Native MMORPG casino slot game to market and bridge the gap between gamers, gamblers, and the cryptocurrency community.”
NativeGaming.io is lauded as an “ambitious new online casino” that allows players to ‘be the house’ by directly taking a stake in the bankroll. Stakeholders receive gross gaming revenue generated by over 5,000 titles from over 70 game providers, including Evolution Gaming, Netent, Play’n GO, and Microgaming.