Developers offered chance to create new NFL-themed mobile game.
- Challenge will launch in Q2 2021
- NFL eyeing further gaming revenue as mobile play rises in popularity
The National Football League (NFL) has teamed up with mobile games platform Skillz to host a global game developer challenge, with the aim of creating a ‘future mobile esport’.
The crowdsourcing initiative will see the two parties give developers the opportunity to create an NFL-themed mobile game, which is set to be powered by Skillz’s esports platform and have joint marketing support from the NFL and Skillz.
The challenge will launch in the second quarter of 2021 and is open to all genres except for 11 versus 11 simulated games.
The move sees the NFL bid to increase its presence in the lucrative mobile gaming market. The first lockdown led to a spike in mobile gaming with…