Ubisoft announced the launch of Ubisoft Quartz, a new platform for players to obtain Digits. This is the first non-homogeneous token (NTF) that can be played in AAA games and uses energy-saving technology.
A beta version will be launched with Ghost Recon Breakpoint on the PC version of Ubisoft Connect. Digits will be released as part of a limited edition. Each limited edition consists of a fixed number of cosmetics.
Numbers are “new ways to experience decorations”. They are collectible in-game vehicles, weapons and equipment, providing players with “unprecedented ways to connect to their favorite games and enjoy more value from their favorite games,” “Ubisoft said.
Each number is a unique collection, with its own serial number for others to view in the game, and it can also track current and previous owners. The collectibles in these games provide players with a personalized experience and the ability to “complete tasks in style”. Each number comes with a certificate of ownership stored on the blockchain. This is a decentralized independent of Ubisoft. And community-driven technology. With Digits, items are no longer tied to the player’s inventory, as they can be sold to other eligible players to obtain them on third-party platforms.
This “large-scale experiment” is the next step in Ubisoft’s four-year exploration of blockchain technology through internal research and development.
“Our long-term efforts have enabled us to understand how the decentralized approach of blockchain can truly enable players to become stakeholders of our games, and in a way that is sustainable for our industry, they are generated through time spent. The value goes back to them, the items they buy or the content they create online,” said Nicolas Pouard, vice president of Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovation Lab.
“Ubisoft Quartz is the first component of our ambitious vision to develop a true metaworld. It cannot be achieved without overcoming the early limitations of blockchain on games, including scalability and energy consumption.”
In order to run the first energy-saving NFT that can be played in AAA games, Ubisoft Quartz uses Tezos, which is a blockchain running on the proof-of-stake consensus mechanism. It is said that it uses less energy than the proof-of-work blockchain Many, such as Bitcoin or Ethereum.
To ensure that players can take full advantage of Digits, Ubisoft Quartz will only be available to players who meet the following eligibility criteria: play Ghost Recon Breakpoint on Ubisoft Connect for PC, have at least XP level 5 in the game, and be at least 18 years old.
In addition, the number of numbers in a single version that a player can have at any time is limited to one.
Ubisoft Quartz will begin testing in the United States, Canada, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Australia, and Brazil at 6 pm UTC on December 9. The experiment will start with three free numbers on December 9, December 12, and December 15 to reward early adopters among players. The numbers can be picked up on the Ubisoft Quartz platform and played in Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Other drops are planned for early 2022, and more details will be shared later.
For more information about Quartz, please visit the official website.