Ubisoft Launches Playable NFTs

Ubisoft, the French video game company, announced a platform on Tuesday that allows gamers to amass and play non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in its video games, marking the gaming industry’s first large-scale trial with blockchain know-how.

NFTs are unique digital devices that can be traded and are shaking up the realms of tradition and entertainment, having been used in modern art, movie, and music projects.

From Thursday, gamers in nine countries will be able to acquire “Digits” in limited editions on the Ubisoft Quartz platform.

The internet tactical shooter simulation Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, whose production budget is comparable to that of Hollywood films, will be the first to make use of the Ubisoft Quartz platform.

Digits are unique collectible items with their own serial numbers that other players may view.

Digits could be in-game autos, guns, or equipment that may be resold to allow other players, even those outside the Ubisoft environment, to amass them.

Blockchain expertise, which authenticates digital transactions as well as those of cryptocurrencies, will ensure the tracking of current and future Digits owners via property certificates.

For the last four years, Ubisoft has been working on introducing the Digits as part of its goal of operating inside a “metaverse” digital reality platform.

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