Ubisoft ends making NFTs and other updates for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint

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Ubisoft said that it is no longer making updates or non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.

The company confirmed that the March release of its NFT-based Digit item for Breakpoint was the final update. Ubisosft said that the servers will remain available for Breakpoint and the previous Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

Ubisoft caused quite a stir among fans when it announced NFTs late last year. Ubisoft positioned it as a way to reward players who had spent 600 hours or more on the game, allowing them to buy limited amounts of NFTs and sell them as well. But it had a lot of restrictions, and gamers reacted negatively to the plan as a scheme to milk gamers, instead of providing NFTs with real gaming utility for gamers. Players who had no items

In that sense, the backlash to NFTs sparked a wave of negative reactions to blockchain-based projects at GSC Game World, Team17, voice actor Troy Baker, and various esports companies. However, elsewhere like Asia and among cryptocurrency enthusiasts, NFTs are receiving a much warmer reception as an opportunity for gamers to own digital goods and earn money from them.

Ubisoft did not say whether it would remove NFTs altogether or pursue them under other brands it owns. Ubisoft said that Digits would continue with other platforms and projects. Ars Technica reported that there were only 96 successful resales out of the thousands of digits minted by Ubisoft.

Ubisoft allows you to claim your first NFT digit or item. It got a great reaction from the players.

We asked Ubisoft for a comment and they issued this statement:

“At Ubisoft, we continually learn by trying new things and we foster this attitude in our teams. Being the first to take advantage of emerging trends and technologies is more than fundamental to Ubisoft’s strategy, it’s part of our DNA. Ubisoft Quartz reflects this ambition and represents an incredible opportunity to learn with our community about what decentralization can bring to gaming. With the latest Ghost Recon Breakpoint Digit launching 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 part of the game and have left your mark on its history. Since the latest Digit for Ghost Recon Breakpoint was released on 03/17/2022, stay tuned for more updates with platform features and future releases with other games!

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