Celeros, the next generation of mixed-reality games, has been announced and plans to include a premier racing experience as well as create real-world professional pathways.

Through ‘Play2Impact’, developed by media and entertainment company and Celeros creator and owner, Saltwater Games, players in Celeros will be able to compete to earn in-game digital assets which they can use in a host of ways, including investing in realworld causes.

With 3.24bn active gamers around the world, Play2Impact has the potential to drive real change. Through an official partnership with Airspeeder, the world’s first crewed racing eVTOL series, AirspeederXR will be the first race series to take part in Celeros, and will be a game brought to fruition by developers of titles such as Gran Turismo, WipEout, and Need for Speed, to ensure a dynamic and authentic racing experience.

Len Findlay, CEO of Saltwater Games, said: “We’re dedicated to creating a worldleading gaming experience that combines modern and future motorsport with an innovative game economy that supports real-world environmental projects. We’re using the latest technology to build a community where gamers can come together to race and learn, all while making a positive impact on our planet. With Celeros, players will be able to enjoy the excitement of competitive mixed-reality racing while also engaging in Play2Impact, a groundbreaking initiative that allows gamers and partners alike to make a real difference in the lives of millions of people.”

Matt Pearson, CEO of Airspeeder, said: “Celeros will push the envelope of what is achievable when gamers come together, revolutionizing impact through gameplay. The first doors into the world of Celeros are now open and we’re inviting people to take part in a new pilot academy to learn more about the AirspeederXR Race Series and the vehicles they will be able to fly.”

Celeros is set in the near future at the dawn of a new golden age for humankind. It will include a multiplayer racing experience, augmented by real-world physics data, and will allow racing and flying enthusiasts the opportunity to learn, race, configure their speeder, and hone their skills with a chance to become a real pilot when Airspeeder launches its crewed racing series this year.

Why it’s important: Airspeeder’s inclusion in Celeros represents an opportunity for increased exposure of aerial mobility companies to a new and diverse audience as well as a way to develop personal connections and excitement toward these new types of technology. Further, licensing revenues from the agreement should also help propel Airspeeder forward as they continue to work toward launching their crewed racing series this year. And finally, the launch of Celeros includes an online academy that helps educate participants about Collision Avoidance Systems and Airspeeder/eVTOL technologies.

Posted by Naish Gaubatz