The Drone Racing League (DRL) has taken a step further in the world of gaming and launched its Play-to-Earn Crypto game. DRL on Jan 5, 2022, announced a partnership with Playground Labs, a New-York based developer of blockchain, metaverse, and web3 games. Together, DRL and Playground Labs will build a virtual version of the Drone Race League on Algorand, an open-source blockchain.

So, racing game fans, time to buckle up your seat belts and jump into the Drone Racing League sitting on your couch. The details on the game is still awaited from the international gaming league, but the plan — as with all P2E games — is to give players ownership of their assets, or drones in this case, and their winnings with tokenomics coming into play.

The intention behind launching this P2E game on metaverse is to onboard new fans with play-to-earn incentives such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that can be used in-game – or traded on markets outside the game. In the case of DRL, the play-to-earn digital assets to be won online might include digital racing drones or a new pair of digital clothes.

How will the DRL Play-to-Earn Crypto game be different from others? 

The Drone Racing League's P2E will allow its users to transport play-to-earn assets out-game through the metaverse, or trade for cryptocurrencies, including Algorand’s own ALGO token, on secondary marketplaces. While tradition video games are controlled by a centralized entity, usually the game’s developers, and are native to that company.

For example, in Electronic Arts’ soccer game FIFA, a digital asset such as a Lionel Messi player card purchased in FIFA 19, can not be carried over to FIFA 20, or to any future iterations of that product. This means that FIFA users can not use their FIFA 19 Messi player card outside that Electronic Arts-owned product.