Gaming giant Ubisoft has launched a new platform, Ubisoft Quartz. This platform allows players to obtain “Digits” – essentially non-fungible tokens (NFTs) playable in a mainstream game.
The first such NFT will appear in beta with the “Ghost Recon Breakpoint” of Tom Clancy’s on Ubisoft Connect for Windows PC.
According to the company, Digits are collectible in-game vehicles, equipment, and weapons, and players will be able to enjoy the “thrill of owning NFTs that represent unique, collectible pieces of Ubisoft game worlds.”
From December 9, Ubisoft Quartz will be available in beta in the United States, Spain, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Belgium, and Australia. Furthermore, the company plans to airdrop free Digits on Dec. 9, 12, and 15 to reward early adopters.
Ubisoft makes use of Tezos. Tezos is a blockchain that runs on a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism to operate the NFTs. All proof-of-stake blockchains are known to be more environmentally friendly alternatives compared to the proof-of-work blockchains like Ethereum. Ubisoft became a validator of Tezos in April.
The blockchain technical director of Ubisoft, Didier Genevois, revealed in a statement that:
“Energy-efficiency is a key requirement to propel blockchain technology into a future where it can be widely used by millions of players. We chose Tezos because of its original proof-of-stake network and its leadership on clean NFTs … One transaction on their network uses the same amount of energy as streaming 30 seconds of video, while the previous generation of blockchain networks can consume the same energy required for one year of non-stop streaming.”
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