Ubisoft launches Ubisoft Quartz platform for playable and energy-efficient NFT

French video game publisher Ubisoft announced its first foray into non-fungible tokens (NFT) through a new platform called Ubisoft Quartz, which will launch a beta version of Ghost Recon Breakpoint for PC players on Ubisoft Connect this week.

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According to a statement shared On the Ubisoft website, players can get a collection of Ubisoft game worlds called Digits, which is “the first NFT that can be played in AAA games and run energy-saving technology.” Numbers such as vehicles or weapons in the game will be issued in limited quantities and limited editions in the United States and Canada on December 9, 12, and 15, and will be awarded to early adopters for free. Quartz will also be listed in Brazil, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Australia.

Ubisoft Quartz’s energy-saving technology is used in the proof-of-stake blockchain Tezos. Didier Genevois, Technical Director of Ubisoft Blockchain, Express In an interview published on the company’s website, the company promised to reduce its global footprint:

“This type of blockchain achieves the same result while using much less energy than the Proof of Work protocol. To give you an idea, a transaction on Tezos is equivalent to a 30-second video stream, while on Bitcoin , Which is equivalent to watching the video stream for one year!”

But before this, Ubisoft collaborates with the publishing platform Ultra Utilize its games on the UOS blockchain. Cointelegraph contacted Ubisoft to understand their relationship with Ultra. No comments were received before posting.

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In the same interview with Genevois, Ubisoft’s Blockchain Product Director Baptiste Chardon added his views on NFTs and games:

“In the long run, this new approach can even open up new opportunities, such as interoperability between games. […] We see blockchain as a means to put the value generated by players and creators through participating in the game back into their hands. “

Ubisoft grade In terms of market value, it ranks among the world’s top 25 gaming companies, hovering above US$5.8 billion.It’s important for an AAA game company to embrace blockchain technology when other companies like it. Valve recently removed blockchain games from their market.