Recently Ubisoft announced it’s officially getting into NFTs.
On Tuesday, the company announced a new platform, Ubisoft Quartz, where it will offer NFTs that it’s calling Digits. The Digits will be available first as in-game items like vehicles, weapons, and equipment in Ghost Recon Breakpoint in beta on Windows beginning later this week, according to a press release. However, it seems that the gaming community didn’t really like the idea.
In a recent update, Ubisoft has delisted its announced trailer for its Ubisoft Quartz platform, following overwhelming backlash that saw it receiving a dislike-like ratio of around 20:1.
The announced trailer for the Ubisoft Quartz platform was posted on the official Ubisoft North America YouTube channel. The audience engagement has not been the best. With 135,000 views at the time of writing, the video has only 994 likes, which is a very small fee for a video of this size.
Even though YouTube recently removed the Dislike rate from all videos on its platform, Video Games Chronicles claimed there were over 20,000 video engagements, with a dislike rate above 95%.
The website writes:
“At the time of writing, it now stands at 23,447 interactions, of which 1,018 are likes and 22,429 are dislikes. This means just over 4% of viewers liked the video.”
Ubisoft introduced NFTs to its games via Ubisoft Quartz, which it bills as “the first platform for playable and energy-efficient NFTs in AAA games”.
Launching this week in beta with the PC version of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon will enable players to acquire ‘Digits’, which are collectible in-game vehicles, weapons, and pieces of equipment.
Digits will be released as part of limited ‘Editions’, each made up of a fixed number of cosmetic items.
Ubisoft said: “Digits are a new way to experience cosmetic items, combining the fun of playing with AAA quality assets and the thrill of owning NFTs that represent unique, collectible pieces of Ubisoft game worlds.”
Each Digit has its own serial number which can be viewed by other players in-game and comes with a certificate of ownership. Players will be able to sell Digits on third-party platforms outside of the Ubisoft ecosystem.