Ubisoft is introducing purchas able NFTs in the form of Ubisoft Quartz. Ubisoft Quartz is launching in beta, along with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon. It is the first game to receive these NFTs, called Digits.
Ubisoft announced that the Digits, or limited unique cosmetic collectibles, are “a new way to experience cosmetic items,” which are collectible in-game vehicles, weapons, and pieces of equipment that offer players “unprecedented ways to connect with and enjoy more value from the games they love,” said Ubisoft.
Each Digit is a unique collectible featuring its own serial number for others to see in-game. It also provides data on current and previous owners. Also, these collectibles allow players to personalize their experience and “complete their missions with style,” and each Digit comes with a certificate of ownership stored on blockchain, a decentralized, community-driven technology independent from Ubisoft. With Digits, items are no longer bound to a player’s inventory since they can be put on sale for other eligible players to acquire on third-party platforms.
“Ubisoft Quartz is the first building block in our ambitious vision for developing a true metaverse. And it can’t come to life without overcoming blockchain’s early-form limitations for gaming, including scalability and energy consumption.”
To operate the first energy-efficient NFTs playable in a AAA game, Ubisoft Quartz gives high to Tezos, a blockchain running on a Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism, which is said to use exceedingly less energy to operate than Proof-of-Work blockchains such as Bitcoin or Ethereum.