Ubisoft had already expressed interest in NFTs (Non Fongible Token or Token Non Fongible in French). These digital files with certificates of authenticity attached are all the rage in art and music today. A unique owner for every NFT.
The French publisher and developer announced that it was considering applying the principle to video games. This is now happening with Ubisoft Quartz, a platform for buying and selling digits, the first NFTs that “can be played in a game in HD and are based on energy-efficient technology”.
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint as a test
First game affected, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. For now, digits, which are in-game items (vehicles, weapons and equipment) in practice, are only available in the PC version of the title via Ubisoft Connect. Each digit has its own serial number that can be viewed by other players in the game and is accompanied by a certificate of ownership.
Finally, note that they can be sold on third party platforms outside of the Ubisoft ecosystem. To find out everything about this topic, go to the dedicated address right here
Player dissatisfaction and removal of YouTube promotional videos
But voila, the reaction from the players was devastating. According to VGC media, at the time of writing, Ubisoft’s “likes” / “dislikes” ratio was against Ubisoft. In fact, of the 23,447 votes, only 1,018 are “Likes” or 22,429 “Likes”. The company therefore decided to remove the video from the official channel on Youtube. However, you can access it if you have the related link.
We’ll see what editors and developers have in store for us in terms of NFT in the future. One thing is for sure, gamers are reluctant to face the idea of this type of cryptocurrency arriving in the video game industry. And if you want to go deeper into the subject, you can refer to the many sources available, in particular This one here Where from This one.