- Ubisoft has announced the release of the first playable and energy-efficient NFTs in a video game.
- PC gamers will have access to NFTs, known as Digits, this week when Ubisoft begins beta testing with Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.
- The tokens will be unique collectibles and allow players to “complete missions in style”.
Ubisoft is breaking new ground in the video game industry with the very first playable NFTs that users can collect and apply as in-game cosmetics.
The gaming giant announcement the new feature on Tuesday, and said that NFTs, which Ubisoft calls Digits, will be the first “playable in a AAA game” non-fungible tokens. On December 9, Ubisoft will beta release its numbers for the PC version of “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint”.
To manage and distribute its playable NFTs, the company will launch Ubisoft Quartz. There are a number of ways that players can acquire numbers on Ubisoft Quarts and then use them in video games. The numbers can be video game headsets, pants, guns, all with unique serial numbers.
The numbers, according to the publisher, will be released in limited editions and each will be linked to the player names of all of its previous and current owners. Owners will be able to sell these cosmetic game items in third-party marketplaces for cryptocurrency.
As part of the announcement, Ubisoft also said it wanted NFTs exclusively for Ubisoft gamers. To qualify, users must have reached a certain level in the “Ghost Recon” video game. To acquire the NFT pants for example, players must have played at least 100 hours.
“The idea is to focus on our most engaged players with this first batch,” said Baptiste Chardon, Ubisoft Sales and Blockchain Product Director.
Rather than a proof-of-work protocol, which Bitcoin uses, Ubisoft’s numbers are stored on the Tezos proof-of-stake blockchain. It’s a plus ecological alternative to TVN, according to the company.
Ubisoft reported $ 2.5 billion in revenue in its most recent fiscal year.