[REVIEW] : MORE UPDATE FOR GHOST RECON BREAKPOINT – UBISOFT CONFIRMED

“The last four months have marked the release of our latest piece of content: the all-new Operation Motherland mode, tons of new items including iconic 20th Anniversary outfits and Quartz items for Ghost Recon Breakpoint,” Ubisoft said. “We will continue to maintain our servers for Ghost Recon Wildlands and Ghost Recon Breakpoint and we really hope you continue to enjoy the game and have fun playing solo or co-op with your friends.”

Ubisoft’s first NFT (non-fungible token) release was its controversial “Quartz” program, which they first deployed on Breakpoint. News of Breakpoint’s end of updates means the team is likely moving on to the next shooter from the Tom Clancy license.

So what happens to players who have actually purchased Ubisoft’s NFTs, which they call “Digits”? Apparently they’re leaving it up to the market, and since these NFTs are made for a now-dead game, it remains to be seen if anyone will actually buy them. Ubisoft also has no plans to integrate Breakpoint’s NFTs into their other games.

UBISOFT OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BREAKPOINT

Hey Ghosts, First of all, we just want to thank you for all the love and support you’ve given the game.

Over the past 2 years, we’ve released over 11 updates and supported several unique initiatives. From Ghost Experience, to the return of Al Teammates, Special Operations with Sam Fisher; working with R6 Operators in Operation Amber Sky, and finally our “Plant a Tree” project, we have been working hard to add additional content for Ghost Recon Breakpoint.

The last four months have seen the release of our latest piece of content: the all-new Operation Motherland mode, tons of new items including iconic 20th Anniversary outfits and Quartz items for Ghost Recon Breakpoint. We will continue to maintain our servers for Ghost Recon Wildlands and Ghost Recon Breakpoint and sincerely hope you continue to enjoy the game and have fun playing solo or co-op with your friends.

On behalf of the entire Ghost Recon team, we want to thank you once again for your continued support and love for the franchise. The feedback you shared for Ghost Recon Breakpoint was pivotal and will help shape the future of the franchise.

Until next time, Ghosts.

Ubisoft’s first experiment with NFTs in Ghost Recon ends four months after launch

Ubisoft’s first experiment with non-fungible tokens (called “Quartz Digits”) in Ghost Recon Breakpoint is already coming to an end just four months after launch. The publisher has confirmed that there will be no more NFTs dedicated to Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and that all items for sale have been sold. However, NFTs are not abandoned, quite the contrary; Ubisoft’s ambitions regarding NFTs are not linked to the cessation of development of this title. If all the items have been sold, the arrival of NFTs has been rather badly received by the public and by some developers at Ubisoft. A reaction that Ubisoft expected.

NFTs, like cryptocurrencies, are transactions stored on the blockchain. But the difference is that an NFT, a “non-fungible token”, is not fungible, unlike cryptocurrencies. A bitcoin will always be equal to another bitcoin, they can be exchanged between them, they all have the same value. It’s the same for euros: it’s called the fungible property of money. The creators of NFT wanted to do the exact opposite: a transaction stored on the blockchain that is non-fungible, and therefore completely unique. The idea is to be able to use it as a certificate of authenticity associated with a digital or physical object.

Thus, if I make a work, for example a drawing, I can create an NFT which represents the certificate of authenticity of this work (in this case, it represents my drawing). In theory, the person who owns the NFT is the owner of the work (of the drawing, in this illustration). Some believe that this is very practical for all digital objects: png images, GIFs, videos… Because it becomes possible to become the owner of these digital creations. It’s a way to create rarity for digital items. In the same logic, they believe that it is the same functioning as physical collectibles finally, the difference being that as the certificate is registered on the blockchain, anyone can verify the owner of the NFT. According to them, a physical certificate can only be identified by the people who edited it and professionals. In the case of NFTs, all links in the chain (collectors, artists, galleries, public, etc.) can verify this certificate.

Ubisoft was the first major video game publisher to dabble in the blockchain space, experimenting with crypto game prototypes and supporting startups in recent years. At the end of 2021, the game publisher presented a project to implement NFTs within one of its main franchises in a new initiative that runs on Tezos.

The publisher introduced Ubisoft Quartz, a platform that allowed players to earn and buy Digits, “a new way to personalize the experience through cosmetic elements of the game, be it vehicles, weapons or equipment”. Digits are in-game items that are tokenized as NFTs on the Tezos blockchain. Quartz first launched in the PC version of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the latest online game in the long-running tactical shooter series.

An NFT effectively serves as a receipt for a digital item that is proven to be rare, and while digital artwork and profile pictures have been popular, they can also depict video game items.

“Ubisoft Quartz is the first building block of our ambitious vision of developing a true metaverse,” said Nicolas Pouard, vice president of Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovation Lab, in a statement. “And it can’t come to life without overcoming the initial limitations of blockchain for gaming, including scalability and power consumption.”

Ubisoft Has Ended Ghost Recon Breakpoint Content Updates But Not Its NFT Adventure

Ubisoft announced on Twitter on Tuesday that the company has released “our final piece of content” for Ghost Recon Breakpoint after rolling out 11 updates since the game launched in 2019. While Ubisoft says it will “continue to maintain our servers” for Breakpoint and Ghost Recon Wildlands 2017 At the moment, Breakpoint’s relatively limited playerbase means online multiplayer support probably won’t last much longer.

A sequel to Ghost Recon is reportedly in development

A new game Ghost Recon would be in development at Ubisoft.

Sources told Kotaku that “codename OVER” will be the next game in the series and could be released in fiscal year 2023, so sometime next year.

It’s a different project from Ghost Recon Frontline, a free-to-play battle royale that recently premiered just a week after being unveiled in October.

Kotaku also writes that the development of Frontline is bound to be complicated since the project started from scratch without a new release date.

Word of a Ghost Recon “OVER” was heard shortly after Ubisoft announced the end of tracking for its previous game Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The OVER project name was also previously spotted in a GeForce Now leak last year.

Launched in October 2019, Breakpoint was not well received but was improved by Ubisoft for two years before the last addition of content took place last November.

Ubisoft said on Twitter, “We will continue to maintain the servers for Ghost Recon Wildlands and Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and really hope you continue to enjoy the game, having fun solo or in co-op with your friends. »

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Will No Longer Update, But Ubisoft Isn’t Giving Up NFTs

At the end of last year, Ubisoft indicated its interest in NFTs: the Breton studio launched its dedicated Quartz platform and initiated an experiment backed by Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The developer offered for sale a series of “Digits”, unique cosmetic items each having a serial number authenticated using an NFT (a non-fungible token based on blockchain technologies). In other words, the purchasers of these “Digits” can take advantage of a form of ownership over the object, allowing them in particular to market it – in particular to resell them to other collectors in the hope of a capital gain.