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Ubisoft adding NFTs to Ghost Recon, launches Ubisoft Quartz NFT Marketplace

French Game Publisher Ubisoft announced the first implementation of blockchain technology into one of its games. The Company said that they will add NFTs to the PC version of Ghost Recon Breakpoint.

Later this month, Ubisoft will run a beta test of Ubisoft Quartz. Ubisoft Quartz is the new platform for acquiring NFTs that are associated with in-game items like weapons and vehicles.

Each NFT will have its own serial number visible in the game, and can be sold to others outside of Ubisoft’s platform. Ubisoft will not take transaction fees on any such sales.

“Ubisoft Quartz is the first building block in our ambitious vision for developing a true metaverse,” said Ubisoft Strategic Innovation Lab VP Nicolas Pouard. “And it can’t come to life without overcoming blockchain’s early-form limitations for gaming, including scalability and energy consumption.”

Ubisoft’s NFTs use the Tezos proof-of-stake blockchai. Ubisoft claims that transaction uses the energy of streaming 30 seconds of video compared to a year of streaming for proof-of-work blockchain technology.

Ubisoft Quartz requires that players be 18 years of age.

As for whether the publisher intended to bring this to consoles or games that feature cross-platform play with consoles, the representative said,

“Ubisoft Quartz is still an experiment. Right now, we’re focused on launching it for Ubisoft Connect PC players of Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and hearing their feedback.”

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