The video game giant, Ubisoft, made official its entry into the world of non-fungible tokens (NFT) to implement them in one of its most popular titles, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
The French company is going to launch a platform called Ubisoft Quartz, based on the Tezos blockchain. There players will be able to access the first ones for free three limited edition NFTs.
These collectibles are: an M4A1 tactical weapon, a tactical helmet, and pants. They’ll be avalaible from December 9 to 15 on the new platform, the company said in a release.
To access the free collectible tokens, people must meet certain requirements. They must be currently playing Ghost Recon Breakpoint through Ubisoft Connect for Windows, have a level 5, be over 18 years old and live in the United States, Canada, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Australia or Brazil.
By early 2022, Ubisoft will also make other players available collectibles like vehicles, more weaponry, and tactical gear.
The tokens will have a visible certificate in the video game
The collectibles have the name “Digits”. In addition to being certified as non-fungible tokens —that is, each one of them is not equivalent to the others—, they will have a serial number visible on the video game that will allow you to track it. Also, each player will be able to include their name in the NFT.
Another advantage, according to Ubisoft, is that the Digits may be marketed on third-party platforms outside of the Ubisoft ecosystem.
This large-scale experiment is the next step in Ubisoft’s four-year exploration of the blockchain through internal research and development and close collaboration with renowned specialists within the startup ecosystem.
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Ubisoft’s reasons for using the Tezos blockchain
As mentioned at the beginning, the creator of video games such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Just Dance 2022, Riders Republic and Far Cry 6, opted for the Tezos blockchain.
According to Ubisoft, that blockchain was chosen, because it runs on a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism, which uses much less energy to operate than proof-of-work blockchains like Bitcoin or Ethereum.
According to Didier Genevois, the company’s blockchain technician, energy efficiency is a “key requirement to drive blockchain into a future where it can be widely used by millions of players.”
Ubisoft’s announcement with NFTs should come as no surprise. Last October 30 they indicated that they invested in the renowned game creator on blockchains, Animoca Brands, as reported by CriptoNoticias.
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