Entering curious territory within video games, Ubisoft has just announced the arrival of Ubisoft Quartz, a new platform that will allow players to acquire the self-styled «Digits», the first playable NFTs in an AAA-type video game.
And it is that beyond still images or videos, the developer proposes a new way of experimenting with the cosmetic objects of its titles, combining the fun of playing with AAA quality resources and the emotion that owning a unique and collectible NFT provides. In addition, complying with one of the most present concerns within this sector, they will be based on more energy efficient technology through Tezos.
So, for now Ubisoft will release these Digits in an exclusive beta phase for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint on Ubisoft Connect for Windows PC, with three limited editions consisting of a fixed number of cosmetic items in-game that will go from vehicles to weapons, going through pieces of equipment.
In this way, the company seeks to provide unique values, representing a unique collectible with its own serial number and a record of all its owners throughout the years, making players an integral part of the game’s history; playability, being truly useful objects beyond collecting; And control, accompanying each Digit with a certificate of ownership stored on the blockchain, a decentralized technology, managed by the community and independent of Ubisoft, that gives players more control than ever.
This large-scale experiment is the next step in Ubisoft’s exploration of blockchain technology over the past four years, both through internal research and development, and in close collaboration with prominent and recognized specialists within the ecosystem. of startups.
“Our long-term efforts have allowed us to understand how the decentralized model offered by blockchain technology could turn our players into stakeholders of our games, in a way that is also sustainable for our industry, returning the value they generate through the time they spend. online, the objects they buy or the content they create”Explains Nicolas Pouard, Vice President of Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovation Lab. “Ubisoft Quartz represents the first rung of our ambitious vision on how a true metaverse should be developed, which cannot come to life without first overcoming the first limitations of blockchain technology in relation to games, including scalability and power consumption”.
How to get a Digit from Ubisoft Quartz
Available through the Ubisoft Quartz website, the first Digits will begin their first beta phase from December 9 at 7:00 p.m. Iberian Peninsula time (coinciding with the The Game Awards 2021 ceremony), with an acquisition limitation for the territories of the United States, Canada, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Australia and Brazil.
The experiment will start with three free Digit drops in Ghost Recon Breakpoint to reward the first players to take the step, on December 9, 12 and 15. Although there are already new drops planned for the beginning of 2022. In addition, the number of Digits of a single Edition that a player can have at any time will be limited to one.
To ensure that players can enjoy the full usefulness of Digits, Ubisoft Quartz will be available only to those players who meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Play Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint on Ubisoft Connect for Windows PC.
- Get an XP level of 5 in the game.
- Be at least 18 years old.