Ubisoft’s Announcement To Add NFTs To Games Gets More Than 95% Dislikes On YouTube

The announcement trailer for the Ubisoft Quartz platform was posted on YouTube recently, and received over 105,000 views, with viewers giving it 804 “likes” compared to 15,466 “dislikes.” This means the percentage of positive engagements stood at 5%. The backlash was so swift and strong, that Ubisoft ended up delisting the trailer from their official YouTube page.  

“Our long-term efforts led us to understand how blockchain’s decentralized approach could genuinely make players stakeholders of our games, in a way that is also sustainable for our industry, placing back into their hands the value they generate through the time they spend, the items they buy or the content they create online,” said Nicolas Pouard, VP of Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovation Lab. 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.”

Launching this week in beta with the PC version of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, it will enable players to acquire “Digits,” which serve as collectible in-game vehicles, weapons, and pieces of equipment. Digits will be released as part of limited “Editions,” with each one made up of a fixed number of cosmetic items. Each Digit has its own serial number that can be viewed by other players in-game and comes with a certificate of ownership. Players will be able to sell Digits on third-party platforms outside of the Ubisoft ecosystem.

Ubisoft Quartz became available in beta starting on December 9th in the US, Canada, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Australia, and Brazil. It launched with three drops of free Digits on December 9th, 12th, and 15th, which were available on Ubisoft Quartz and playable within Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Further drops will follow early next year.

(All information was provided by Video Games Chronicle)

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