Ubisoft Unveils NFTs

Shortly after revealing plans to explore the role blockchain technology can play in games, Ubisoft unveils Ubisoft Quartz, a place to acquire Ubisoft NFTs called Digits. To start, digits are only available for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint players, and the first three are being handed out for free. Here's an accompanying Announce Trailer and here's the overview:
Ubisoft Quartz is a new experience for our players, built upon our vision of creating an ever-greater connection between you and the game worlds you love.

It aims at offering you more autonomy and agency when interacting with the in-game items that help you craft your own story.

This is the place where you can acquire Digits, the first Ubisoft NFTs (non-fungible tokens), playable in a HD game and relying on an energy-efficient technology.
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This is sad.
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The currently first comment on the yt page sums up my feelings concisely:
You are so lucky people can no longer see dislike numbers
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Dec 7, 2021, 20:50
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This had made many people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
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I'd be interested to know their rationale that qualifies this technology as energy-efficient.
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Bill Borre wrote on Dec 7, 2021, 21:15:
I'd be interested to know their rationale that qualifies this technology as energy-efficient.

They're using the Tezos network, it's proof of stake instead of proof of work. For those who don't know what that means, they use the example that one transaction of theirs is like streaming video for 30 seconds and one Bitcoin transaction is like streaming video for a whole year.
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Dec 7, 2021, 21:48
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Horse Armor, 2022 version? With some Steam Marketplace skimming for Ubisoft on top?

None of this seems like it's beneficial to customers at all.
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Dec 7, 2021, 21:54
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Donkey_Punch wrote on Dec 7, 2021, 20:16:
This is sad.
on multiple levels
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Dec 7, 2021, 22:42
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 7, 2021, 21:48:
Horse Armor, 2022 version? With some Steam Marketplace skimming for Ubisoft on top?

None of this seems like it's beneficial to customers at all.

Horse armor DLC can't be resold by the end user, nor is it artificially scarce and thus potentially much more valuable. I also like that they're limiting them to one per account, but on the other hand, they do seem intent on putting a bunch of restrictions on each player's "eligibility." Which according to the FAQ determines whether you can acquire a particular NFT directly from Ubisoft, as well as whether or not you're able to buy, sell, or trade it. I.e. the weapon skin only requires you reach level 5 in-game, but the pants require 100 hours total playtime and the helmet 600 hours...
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Dec 7, 2021, 23:23
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Stupidest shit ever, but I just browsed my steam hats, some of that crap is worth a few bucks, so this is nothing unique or special.
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Dec 8, 2021, 02:40
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I can't wait for Cloud Imperium games to start offering NFT unique ships. One of a kind. The only ones in the known universe....
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VaranDragon wrote on Dec 8, 2021, 02:40:
I can't wait for Cloud Imperium games to start offering NFT unique ships. One of a kind. The only ones in the known universe....

I'm absolutely shocked they weren't among the first to adopt NFTs. It's right up their alley. They are already pretty much selling JPEGs.
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Ugh.
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I am actually completely baffled that someone at Ubisoft looked at the Fifa lootbox controversy and thought "Hey, let's make it flat out money laundering instead, that will go over well foh shuur!" also massive WOW at these posted restrictions.
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I can't wait for Frontline to produce a 60-minute piece on how criminals use NFTs to launder money, and I hope they get it on the air soon. Over two million Google results exist for "NFT launder money." It's is a well-known haven for criminal activity. Every video game CEO thinking about this market should seriously speak to their legal counsel about the consequences of creating a platform that facilitates money laundering (among other illicit things). They are foolish if they believe they can operate with impunity.
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Dec 8, 2021, 06:31
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I can't think of what adding NFTs to a games cash shop or loot crates is going to be profitable for Ubi.

Loot crates and cash shops are all about whales chasing digital models and pixels that are worthless out side of the game. These things are already non-trade-able. What does NFT add?

Perhaps Ubi has thought of a way to use an NFT operation to cook their own books even more.
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Jonjonz wrote on Dec 8, 2021, 06:31:
I can't think of what adding NFTs to a games cash shop or loot crates is going to be profitable for Ubi.

Loot crates and cash shops are all about whales chasing digital models and pixels that are worthless out side of the game. These things are already non-trade-able. What does NFT add?

Perhaps Ubi has thought of a way to use an NFT operation to cook their own books even more.

That's what their video hints at, and what I was saying, Ubisoft wants to set up their own version of the Steam Marketplace, where Steam runs the store, and takes a percentage of each 'sale' or 'transfer' or whatever of each transaction that takes place. Valve makes bank off of CS:GO skins for example, Ubisoft wants the same revenue stream, but apparently with more steps? Aside from the buzzword usage there doesn't seem to be much actual benefit to Ubisoft if these skins are NFTs or not, as long as Ubisoft can harvest %5 or whatever on each trade that happens on the store they are going to set up.

I hope that they run afoul of the same legal issues Blizzard had with Diablo 3's real money store, etc. I think the EU has stronger restrictions against this sort of thing? Hopefully Ubisoft gets sued before this thing really gets rolling.


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Unanimously
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Investment

UBIsoft, here to remind you that now matter how pathetic companies like EA or Activision are...there's always at least one heaping pile of burning feces that's somehow worse: enter Ubisoft!

Remember when Tom Clancy games had a modicum of self-respect? Then Ubisoft ate everything up and raped the franchise into oblivion. Now we have counter-terrorist units fighting zombies while wearing NFT unicorn hats. The fuck is wrong with this joke of an industry? LMAO!

Hopefully Ubisoft chokes on a bag of dicks and goes bankrupt because of it.
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Penny Arcade responded quickly with their take: https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2021/12/08/digits
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Donkey_Punch wrote on Dec 7, 2021, 20:16:
This is sad.
Congratulations on the making the understatement of the year (if not longer).
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