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Ubisoft said it no longer generates 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 final update. Ubisosft said the servers would be available for Breakpoint and the previous Ghost Recon: Wildlands.
Ubisoft caused a stir when it announced NFTs late last year. Ubisoft used it as a way to reward players who spent 600 hours or more in the game, enabling them to buy and sell a limited number of NFTs. But there were too many restrictions on it, and instead of providing players with NFTs with real gameplay utility, gamers reacted negatively to the scheme as a milk scheme.
In that sense, the NFTs’ reaction has provoked a wave of negative reactions to blockchain-based projects at GSC Game World, Team 17, voice actor Troy Baker and various sports companies. Elsewhere in Asia and among crypto enthusiasts, however, NFTs are receiving a warm welcome for players as an opportunity to own and make money from digital goods.
Ubisoft has not said whether it will leave NFTs together or pursue it with other brands it owns. Ubisoft said Digits will continue with other platforms and projects. Ars Technica reports that only 96 of the thousands of issues minted by Ubisoft have been successfully resold.
We asked Ubisoft for comment and they released the following statement:
“At Ubisoft, we are constantly learning new things and encouraging this trend in our teams. Being the first to take advantage of emerging trends and technology is more than just a core for Ubisoft’s strategy, it’s part of our DNA. Ubisoft Quartz reflects this ambition and presents a wonderful opportunity to learn with our community about what decentralization can bring to gaming. Since the last Ghost Recon breakpoint digit was released on March 17, we will now consider continuing our research by modifying the platform’s value proposition with new projects and features. “
And in a message to the players on its NFT page, Ubisoft said, “Thanks to all the Ghost Recon breakpoint players who claimed their first digits! You own a part of the game and have left your mark on its history. Stay tuned for more updates with future drops coming with platform features and other games since it was released on / 17/2022! ”
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