Ubisoft has announced that they are done creating new content for Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the company announced on Tuesday. The game gained some notoriety for its heavily criticized digital NFTs from Ubisoft Quartz platform, and the end of content creation means that there won’t be any new NFTs for the game, according to Ubisoft’s announcement tweet.
We marked the release of our final piece of content in these last four months: the brand new Operation Motherland mode, tons of new items including 20th-anniversary iconic outfits and Quartz items for Ghost Recon Breakpoint,” Ubisoft said,” We will continue to maintain our servers for both Ghost Recon Wildlands and Ghost Recon Breakpoint and we truly hope you will continue to enjoy the game and have fun playing in solo or co-op with your friends.
On the game’s quartz website, Ubisoft thanked players who had claimed a Ghost Recon Breakpoint NFT. They also promised more NFT drops in the future. Ubisoft stated, “You own a piece of the game and have put your mark on its history.” “Since the latest Digit for Ghost Recon Breakpoint was released on March 17, 2022, stay tuned for further platform updates and future drops with other games!”
In a statement to The Verge, Ubisoft spokesperson Jessica Roache said, “At Ubisoft, we always learn by trying new approaches and encourage this attitude in our teams.” “Being the first to capitalise on emerging trends and technology is more than a strategy for Ubisoft; it’s in our DNA.” Ubisoft Quartz embodies this vision and provides a fantastic chance for our audience to learn about the benefits of decentralisation in gaming. We’ll now strive to continue our research by expanding the platform’s value proposition with new projects and features, as the last Ghost Recon Breakpoint Digit was released on March 17.”
According to the Quartz website, no new NFTs are available, although you may still peruse resale marketplaces on Objkt and Rarible. It’s unclear whether the Ghost Recon Breakpoint NFTs will be transferrable to future games in any way – Ubisoft has never stated that this will be the case, as far as I’m aware.
“That is one of the many potential possibilities made possible by blockchain technology,” Roache noted in an email after this piece was initially published. When I asked if Ubisoft could confirm that gamers who purchased Digits will be able to move them to other games at some time, Roache responded the business had nothing to say.
If they don’t transfer, consumers who paid a lot of money for one of the digital artefacts will be stuck with it in only one game that no longer receives fresh content from the developer – similar to what occurs with more traditional virtual gaming gear when a game closes down. That could be a pain for anyone who bought an NFT for a high price; I saw one Digit for 100 Tezos on Rarible in late March, which is around $330 now.
People who own NFTs for the recently defunct Formula 1 NFT racing game F1 Delta Time, one of which was auctioned for $265,000 last year, may be in a worse position now that the game has been completely shut down. Current NFT holders, on the other hand, have a few options, including the possibility to exchange their NFTs for “proxy assets” that can be used to “get NFTs for products across the REVV Motorsport ecosystem” in the future.
Ubisoft’s Quartz team has “gone mostly quiet internally,” according to a Kotaku article about a new Ghost Recon, while a spokeswoman assured the publication that Ubisoft will “have more to discuss regarding Ubisoft Quartz at a later date.” Ubisoft is now searching for blockchain-related positions, according to Kotaku.