Ubisoft, the gaming giant behind games like Assassin’s Creed and Just Dance, brings NFTs within games by launching a new platform called Ubisoft Quartz. This new platform will run on the Tezos blockchain. The platform lets players earn and purchase in-game items tokenized as NFTs.
The company is working with Tezos blockchain to implement this feature. Tezos claims that it uses around 2 million times less energy than Bitcoin to process transactions.
Ubisoft is launching the in-game NFT initially for the PC version of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. Ubisoft was very early into the NFT space. It developed a Minecraft-like game prototype called HashCraft, which is still unreleased. Ubisoft has even invested in crypto startups working in the gaming space.
“Ubisoft Quartz is the first building block in our ambitious vision for developing a true metaverse,” said Nicolas Pouard, VP of Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovation Lab.
The beta version of Quartz will launch in the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Australia, France and Germany on December 9th. Ubisoft has termed its NFT drops as “Digits” and plans to release free NFTs for early adopters on December 9th, 12th, and 15th.