Ubisoft Adds NFTs to 'Ghost Recon: Breakpoint' Game
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Ubisoft Adds NFTs to 'Ghost Recon: Breakpoint' Game

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Known as Digits, players will be able to get their hands on coveted in-game items, each complete with their own serial number. Gamers will then be able to buy and sell them freely.

Ubisoft Adds NFTs to 'Ghost Recon: Breakpoint' Game

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Non-fungible tokens haven't really appeared in mainstream games — until now.

Ubisoft, one of the world's biggest developers, has announced that NFTs will play a starring role in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.
The company is behind other popular franchises such as Assassin's Creed and Far Cry.

Known as Digits, players will be able to get their hands on coveted in-game items, each complete with their own serial number. Gamers will then be able to buy and sell them freely.

In an attempt to address concerns about the environmental impact that NFTs have, Ubisoft has tapped the Tezos blockchain for the launch. The network uses considerably less energy than the likes of Bitcoin, resulting in a much lower carbon footprint. 

As is often the case when major partnerships are unveiled, the Tezos token surged on the news — with XTZ rallying by 28% over the past 24 hours. However, the current price of $5.44 is some way off the all-time highs of $9.18 set at the start of October.

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Limits in Place

Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to get their hands on Ubisoft's NFTs, which can be bought using crypto. While the U.S., Canada, France and Germany are among the countries included in the launch, nations such as the U.K. are absent. 

NFT enthusiasts argue that these crypto collectibles can shake up the sector — allowing players to truly own their in-game assets, use them across multiple titles, and make a profit when they discover rare items.

Unfortunately though, it seems like these non-fungible tokens can only be used within Ubisoft titles.

Cynics argue that this is yet another way for gaming companies to generate revenue from fans, and they don't necessarily enhance gameplay.

Nonetheless, we're still at an extremely early stage when it comes to adoption — and determining the full potential of what NFTs can be used for. 

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