The platform Quartz will launch in beta this week and will offer NFT for the video game Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
After some first steps in the crypto space, the video game company Ubisoft has finally decided to dive head first into the world of tokens non-expendable (NFT).
The French company behind popular video games like Assassin’s creed and Just dance presented this Tuesday Ubisoft Quartz, a new project to implement NFT in partnership with Tezos. The platform Quartz will allow players to earn and purchase in-game items that are tokenized as NFT on the blockchain of Tezos.
Initially, the platform will offer NFT for the video game Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the latest online game in the tactical shooter series. Quartz It will be released in beta for the computer on December 9. At first it will be available to users in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Brazil and Australia.
Ubisoft Quartz will offer video game NFT
Ubisoft referred to NFTs as’Digits‘, which will be basically the same old video game items – weapons, vehicles, clothing and accessories for avatars, etc. – but tokenized in the Blockchain. The use of the technology will grant a certificate of ownership stored in the blockchain to the players who own these items. It will also bring a more commercial aspect to the market for video game items, as users will be able to trade them in exchange for tokens.
However, the company’s project does not appear to focus on this commercial use. Ubisoft plans to release a collection of free NFTs to first-time users on December 9, 12, and 15; with more launches planned for 2022.
“Ubisoft Quartz is the first building block in our ambitious vision to develop a true metaverse.“Said Nicolas Pouard, Vice President of the Strategic Innovation Laboratory of Ubisoft, in a statement quoted by Decrypt.
The company added that the decision to use technology Tezos is due to its low energy consumption; in comparison with Bitcoin. The statement assured that a single transaction of Tezos it uses as much power as a 30-second video stream, which is far less than the environmental impact of the major cryptocurrency.
Meanwhile, in an interview with the news outlet Xakata, Pouard anticipated that the NFT industry will continue to grow, although he said that “it is still too early to say how players will approach and adopt them“.
We believe that NFTs can bring the possibilities of our real world closer to digital, which means that the value generated in those worlds and by our communities has to be redefined and redistributed. This will transform the relationship between game creators and gamers, or even our relationship with games in general.
Ubisoft makes its place in the crypto space
The news comes a month after the creator of some of today’s most successful video game franchises reported plans to venture into NFT. As reported Daily bitcoin, the CFO of Ubisoft, Frederick Duguet, had indicated at the beginning of November that technologies such as Blockchain could grow the video game industry.
Ubisoft has some time exploring the cryptocurrency space and its underlying technology. In 2019, the company worked on a prototype similar to Minecraft called HashCraft. Although it never took it out, the following year the video game giant released Rabbids Token, a collectibles game based on Ethereum who was looking to raise money for UNICEF.
More recently, Ubisoft made its first investment in a cryptocurrency startup, participating in the financing round of USD $ 65 million Animoca Brands and affirming plans to work with the company on games powered by NFT.
Article by Hannah Estefanía Pérez / Daily bitcoin
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