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  • Virtual-Chris
    Original poster 812 posts

    I'm not even sure what this means... sounds like we continue to be an experiment for Ubisoft...

    https://www.polygon.com/22822364/nft-video-games-ubisoft-ghost-recon-breakpoint-free


    NFTs are coming to Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint as unique, collectible, in-world cosmetics, the publisher announced Tuesday. Ubisoft described the implementation of NFTs in its game as a “experiment,” heading off concern about the environmental impact of the technology by calling its new venture as “energy-efficient” and “environmentally sustainable.”
    Digits, as Ubisoft calls them, will be the first NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, “playable in an AAA game,” the publisher said. Digits will be introduced to Breakpoint’s Windows PC versions via the Ubisoft Connect platform. Ubisoft is also setting up another platform, called Ubisoft Quartz, to manage the acquisition of these NFTs.
    “Each Digit is a unique collectible that features its own serial number for others to see in-game,” Ubisoft said in a statement announcing Quartz, “also keeping track of its current and previous owners for years to come, making players an integral part of the game’s history.” The statement said Digits are playable cosmetic items that “provide players the ability to personalize their experience and complete their missions with style.” 
    “With Digits, items are no longer bound to a player’s game inventory since they can be put on sale for other eligible players to acquire outside of the Ubisoft ecosystem,” the company said.
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  • ArgimonEd
    193 posts

    @virtual-chris
    Community:
    Ubisoft, we want more accurate gear like the new AVS, that everyone can get in Maria's shop or in Ghost shop.

    Ubisoft: Ok we heard you, how about more wolf/sith gear that we will hide only a limited number in game só only 100 of the players might get one of each and sell in a multi million dollars market making us more rich?

  • FcAc-No-Moe
    1509 posts
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  • N3ngrana
    27 posts

    please boycott NFTs.
    Ubisoft Nov: Plant a tree with Ecologi
    Ubisoft Dec: F@*K the ENVIRONMENT! BUY THESE ENVIRONMENTALLY HARMFULL NFTS!!!!!!!

  • ItsCouchPotato
    8 posts

    @argimoned Also let's make the limited additional content strictly PC only.

    The only reason I can think that they went this route. Is to try and get PC people who have zero interest in the game to purchase it and spend the time to unlock the limited items, in order to recoup the loses they took on this game when it initially released.

    It's honestly hysterical how deaf the executives really are at Ubisoft. Like you want people to spend a ton of time and money on your game. 1. Make it right. 2. listen to your player base and incorporate much requested items and features. 3. Any additional content will be gravy and make it available to ALL versions, PS, XBOX, and PC.

    Honestly, everyone here over the last 2 years have given them everything thing they need to make this franchise successful and profitable, and they decide to dedicate resources to FLATLINE and this NFT bs.

  • Hippolyta.
    72 posts

    And the region discrimination included. Only some lucky players that live in certain countries have the privilege to collect them. classic

  • Church367A
    147 posts

    Ubi definitely deserves a round of applause for this one! They listen and deliver so well...
    (Sarcasm in case anyone had any doubts)

  • LateNiteDelight
    1040 posts

    @fcac-no-moe Ubisoft listens to one community: their Investors

    Ubi Paris gets the fun role of being stuck trying to please us and Ubi Execs [who only care about Investors] as best as they can - all while turning over final decision making to the Editorial Board.

    NFTs is purely a top down directive. Ubi wants that NFT money, we just are the "lucky" group to get the test run.

  • LateNiteDelight
    1040 posts

    @itscouchpotato Frontline & NFTs have nothing to do with the Ghost Recon core community. They are both cash grabs, aimed at pleasing investors.

    Frontline is a F2P cashgrab, only using the TC name to attract players [after Hyperscape failed, they decided they needed an established name to help gain a foothold, then decided to try three variants, rather than smashing 3 different games into one].

    NFTs are an even more craven cashgrab, and Breakpoint just happens to be the first test case - it has absolutely nothing to do with Ghost Recon at all.

  • dagrommit
    894 posts
    I'm not even sure what this means... sounds like we continue to be an experiment for Ubisoft...


    It's a stupid attempt to expand on what Steam did with trading cards. They're sticking serial numbers on in-game items to make them "unique", and restricting the available "copies". They'll then let players trade them among themselves. Presumably while taking a cut of each resale for themselves. 🐷

    The end game for this is that people will get into bidding wars for the most "desirable" and "rare" gear and weapons. Be prepared to pay up if you want that piece of Crye gear!

  • LateNiteDelight
    1040 posts

    @dagrommit yeah, pure craven cash grab. It's basically taking whale hunting to the extreme. PUBG had something similar with a few really rare items going for thousands of dollars at one point.

    It can easily create a seedy shadow/farming market and a lottery type compulsion among some gamers.

    Just a gross concept all around.

  • ItsCouchPotato
    8 posts

    @latenitedelight That was the whole point of my post. Everyone here for the last two years have given them feedback and suggestions and what they decided to do was use the time and resource towards NFT and frontline. Both of which don't belong in the Ghost Recon franchise. They literally will do anything and everything else with the Ghost Recon name than actually put in some real effort towards a Ghost Recon experience that is worth our time and give the fan base what they are asking for.

    Both things are a clear cash grab by the executives to appease the board and investors and recoup some of the losses they took with this trash heap of a game.

  • LateNiteDelight
    1040 posts

    @itscouchpotato miscommunication issue then?

    It sounds like you are trying to interpret Ubisoft's decisions with Frontline and NFTs as indicative of how they want the core franchise to evolve - but they are independent.

    Frontline has nothing to do with how Ubisoft views the future of the Ghost Recon franchise, they just thought using the universe would sway more people to try it [it's about PMCs in the universe, not Ghosts].

    NFTs are a company wide initiative - it has nothing to do with Ghost Recon - we just happened to be the first release. NFTs are coming to all Ubisoft franchises.

  • Steven527
    400 posts

    there simply are no words.....

    How tone deaf Ubi can get is probably not measurable without a Hadron Collider or asking Watson.

  • ShortFuse1972
    45 posts

    Pure trash can juice.

  • ItsCouchPotato
    8 posts

    @latenitedelight You are correct. The only reason I could see them using NFTs for this game at this time, is to try and make up some of the development losses they took with this game. The reason I mentioned frontline is they could have used the resources that they dedicated to frontline towards actually improving the game and addressing actual requests.

    I don't see Frontline as an actual installment in the Ghost Recon franchise nor do I think that Ubisoft plans on making it part of the future of Ghost Recon. The only connection I made was the resources used for both Frontline and the NFTs (in terms of the in-game content) could have been used towards actual improvements and the community requests.

  • LateNiteDelight
    1040 posts

    @itscouchpotato different parts of the pie, imo.

    Frontline is part of their F2P strategy. That money was always going to F2P games, regardless of what they called it. Though I can see an argument that it took resources away from Ghost War. I also agree it would make more sense to earmark some of that money for improving their AAA franchises, but the potential profits override Executive minds [see: Warzone & Fortnite].

    NFTs, again, took nothing away from Ghost Recon Breakpoint money. All the publishers are going to be pushing it out, because it is a low cost, high potential return endeavour - purely to please investors.

    Both, are aimed at providing regular monthly cash flow. This, if we are being generous, could help alleviate the pressure on AAA games having to release on a specific schedule for earnings purposes, rather than delaying them if needed to make sure they release in a better state.

    I'm all for ragging on Ubisoft for their poor leadership and decision making - I just don't think these two things are indicative of them not listening to the Ghost Recon community. Just more examples of them caring more about investors than their customers.

  • Grundged
    10 posts

    @virtual-chris Yea. I'm done with Ubisoft games. This really sealed it for me.

  • BrotherO4
    8 posts

    i wonder if of course they "ran" this through Delta too lol

  • Blifuss
    8 posts

    @n3ngrana Do you even know what's an NFT? Do you know what's Tezos? C'mon... Read first and talk later...

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