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Ubisoft said it will no longer make updates or non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.
The company confirmed that the March launch of its NFT-based Digit item for Breakpoint was the latest update. Ubisosft said servers will continue to be available for Breakpoint and the earlier Ghost Recon: Wildlands.
Ubisoft caused a stir among fans when it announced the NFTs late last year. Ubisoft positioned it as a way to reward players who put 600 hours or more into the game, and it allowed them to buy and sell a limited number of NFTs. But it had many limitations, and gamers reacted negatively to the plan as a scheme to milk gamers, rather than provide NFTs with real gameplay utility for players. Players who didn’t object
In that sense, the response to NFTs sparked a wave of negative reaction to blockchain-based projects at GSC Game World, Team17, voice actor Troy Baker, and several esports companies. However, in other places such as Asia and among crypto enthusiasts, NFTs are getting a much warmer reception as an opportunity for players to own and monetize digital goods.
Ubisoft didn’t say whether it would drop NFTs altogether or pursue it with other brands it owns. Ubisoft said Digits would continue with other platforms and projects. Ars Technica reported that there were only 96 successful resales of the thousands of Digits minted by Ubisoft.
Ubisoft allows you to claim your first Digit or NFT item. It got a big response from gamers.
We asked Ubisoft for comment and they issued this statement:
“At Ubisoft, we continuously learn by trying new things and encourage this attitude in our teams. Taking advantage of emerging trends and technology first is more than the core of Ubisoft’s strategy, it’s part of our DNA. Ubisoft Quartz reflects this ambition and offers an incredible opportunity to learn with our community what decentralization can bring to gaming. Since the last Ghost Recon Breakpoint Digit was released on March 17, we will now look to continue our exploration by enhancing the platform’s value proposition with new projects and features.”
And in a message to players on its NFT page, Ubisoft said: “Thank you to all the Ghost Recon Breakpoint players who claimed their first Digits! You own a piece of the game and have left your mark on its history. Since the last figure for Ghost Recon Breakpoint was released on 3/17/2022, stay tuned for more updates with platform features and future drops with other games!
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