Ubisoft joins the NFT game with its new Ubisoft Quartz platform

NFT did the current time lately for all kinds of reasons. They are confusing and controversial, and Ubisoft has just announced that they implement them in their games.

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Ubisoft launches its new platform called Ubisoft Quartz for Tom Blanca’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint on Ubisoft Connect for PC. The platform will host the new Ubisoft NFT called Digits. Weapons, equipment and game vehicles will be the numbers that players can collect. Each number is completely unique and works identically to traditional NFTs.

For all those who are confused, do not worry, it’s a very confusing concept. NFT stands for non-fungible token. Non-fungible refers to an item that is completely unique and has no defined value. A really famous picture like the jocose is a good example. I can replace a $10 tickets by two $5 tickets because they are equal. The jocose can be purchased but can not be replaced because it does not have a defined value. The jocose is not fungible.

The token refers to something that can be exchanged for something else (in this case, something online) as a coupon. Thus, a non-fungible token is a digital object (screenshot, digital work of art, etc.) which is unique and can be sold for a monetary value. NFTs are relatively new and this is the first time an AAA gaming company tries to use them in its games. If you are always confused, look at this video.

Ubisoft uses energy-saving blockchain servers to host NFT. A common criticism of NFT is the amount of energy needed to operate the blockchains that contain them. Ubisoft runs its NFT via Bezos, a blockchain network that uses a more environmentally friendly method to run its servers.

The beta of Ubisoft Quartz will be available for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon players: Breakpoint on December 9th. Only time will tell us if this new system is the future of the game or a mode designed to fade.

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