Video game developer Ubisoft has announced the launch of a beta version of the Quartz platform designed for trading in-game items in the non-fungible token (NFT) format. To do this, the company has entered into a partnership agreement with Tezos.
Ubisoft’s NFT is called Digits, they will be released in limited series. On the Quartz platform, gamers will be able to sell their tokens and buy others.
Each item has a unique identification number, visible to other players, also “remember” the nicknames of their past owners. Ubisoft stated that the tokens will not be tied to the user’s inventory – if desired, they can be sold on a third-party platform.
The first project to feature Digits will be Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
The beta version of Quartz became available on December 7 in the United States of America; Canada, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Australia and Brazil.
Against the background of the Ubisoft announcement, Tezos (XTZ) quotes increased by 15% within half an hour. At the time of writing, the asset is trading near $5.5. Furthermore, it has risen in price by 31% per day, according to CoinGecko.
Investing in blockchain startups and creating play-to-earn concept projects
Recall that in October, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced the company’s plans to invest in blockchain startups and create its own projects based on the play-to-earn concept. In addition to reporting 15% increase in unique active players in the first half of the year compared to 2020. And that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has become the company’s second most profitable game in its history.
Despite noteworthy achievements in the field, such as the investment of Animoca Brands, the creators of the Ethereum-based metaverse game The Sandbox, Guillemot remarked that the platform is still in its early stages of development.
Earlier in, Ubisoft became a validator node on the Tezos network. Consequently, a channel node operator on the Aleph.im network in July. And a founding member of the Blockchain Game Alliance, a group aimed at promoting the adoption of the two industries.