As the NFT industry continues to grow, there’s been a ton of speculation as to how these digital assets will be used with one of the most common ways being for in-game use. However, the games that featured NFTs, until today, have been from relatively small and unknown publishers.
That’s all about to change.
Ubisoft Announces Entrance Into NFTs
As mentioned above, there has been quite a bit of talk about the use of NFTs in the gaming industry, but until now, any company that has made a game associated with NFTs has been a relatively small, a relatively new one, or a mix of the two.
That’s all changing.
According to a recent announcement, one of the world’s largest game developers is jumping into the Web3 industry. That developer is Ubisoft. The European game developer is one of the largest in the world, worth nearly five and a half billion Euros. The developer is known for games like Assassin’s Creed, Rayman, and Far Cry For Honor.
Now, the company announced that it will be launching a new platform, known as Ubisoft Quartz. On the platform, the company will offer NFTs that it calls digits, which will act as the first in-game NFTs from a major game publisher. The NFTs will feature vehicles, weapons, and equipment, all available for use in Ghost Recon Breakpoint in beta on Windows, and will be available later this week.
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According to an announcement from the company, each Digit will be unique. They will also have their own serial numbers that can be seen in-game and track the different users who’ve owned them over time. However, these Digits won’t give any players an unfair advantage. According to the gaming giant, they are simply cosmetic and will not affect the gameplay in any way.
All digits released will be limited editions, only featuring a finite number of items. Moreover, players will only be able to own one item from each edition. The goal of these rules is to create scarcity, which will ultimately increase the value of these digital assets.
Moreover, users will be able to sell their Digits because they’re stored on the blockchain.
How to Get Your Hands on the NFTS
The NFTs being released for use in Ghost Recon Breakpoint won’t be available for purchase until somebody that owns them puts them on the secondary market. Instead, the company will be doing three air drops of free digits. One taking place on December 9, one taking place on December 12, and the final drop taking place on December 15.
In order to qualify for a free NFT through the air drop, you must be active in the Ghost Recon Breakpoint game on Ubisoft Connect for Windows. You will also have to have reached level five, be at least 18 years old, and live in the United States, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, or Spain.
However, these won’t be the only NFTs being given away. The company says it’s planning for future drops in 2022 as well.
History in the Making
You’ll want to get your hands on the collectibles being dropped by Ubisoft because they represent a moment of history in the making. For some time now, many have said NFTs have the potential to change gaming by giving gamers ownership of their progress in games.
While the Ubisoft air drop isn’t the same, it’s a step in the right direction.
Think of it this way…
Do you remember playing your favorite racing game, first person shooter, or any other kind of game, and getting near the end? Chances are, in order to beat those last few levels, worlds, or whatever they were called in the game, you were given the best car, gun, or other object that gives you an advantage as a result of reaching that level.
Unfortunately, when you were done with the game, that car, that gun, or that golf club became irrelevant. They had no value at all.
NFTs in games have the potential to change all that. In the future, when you earn those items that have high values in games, you’ll actually own them, giving you the ability to trade them for items in new games, or sell them to the highest bidder, being rewarded for your accomplishments in the game.
That’s, for all intents and purposes, a game changer, and the first in-game NFTs from Ubisoft are a huge step in that direction.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line here is simple. NFTs are literally changing the game. Moving forward, I’m expecting to see several other game companies start moving in this direction. As these collectibles become more popular, collectibles from the first Ubisoft drop have the potential to become incredibly valuable.
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