Gaming Giant Ubisoft is new entrant to NFT world
Ubisoft enters the NFT fray. On Tuesday, Ubisoft launched Ubisoft Quartz, a new platform for NFTs called Digits. The Digits will first be available as in-game things like cars, guns, and equipment in Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s Windows beta later this week.
Each Digit is said to be unique, with a serial number visible in-game. Ubisoft’s Baptiste Chardon says digits are purely aesthetic and “have no impact on gameplay.”
Ubisoft claims Digits are energy-efficient because their Quartz Platform employs Tezos, a proof-of-stake blockchain that uses less energy.
Ubisoft aims to release Digits “as part of limited Editions,” with each Edition including a “fixed number” of objects. Because Digits are kept on the blockchain, Ubisoft says players can resell them if they like. In Diablo III’s Auction House, Blizzard allowed consumers to resell digital products without using blockchain.
Ubisoft will give away free Digits on December 9th, 12th, and 15th. You need to be 18 years old, be playing Ghost Recon Breakpoint on Ubisoft Connect for Windows, and live in the US, Canada, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Australia, or Brazil to acquire them. Ubisoft promises more drops in early 2022.
Ubisoft recently expressed interest in blockchain by investing in Animoca Brands, a blockchain game startup. In a four-year examination of blockchain technology, Ubisoft describes Digits as a “large-scale experiment.”