Just when you think the publisher may be ready to win back some player emotions, Ubisoft It has revealed some plans for its future plans to start making games around blockchain technology (such as cryptocurrency and NFT).
In the company’s second quarter earnings conference call, Ubisoft announced that it is both a founding member of the Blockchain Game Alliance and it has also provided funding for the blockchain-focused developer Animoca Brands. The company calls itself “Branded Blockchain Game”. Global leader”.
according to IGNAnimoca’s current projects include Revv Motorsport, Revv Racing and Formula E: High Voltage (not yet released), all of which use REVV tokens, allowing players to purchase in-game items, which they can own as NFTs. These exist alongside a more open sandbox game, creatively called The Sandbox, where you can buy and “own” an NFT called “Sand”.
Frederick Duguet, Ubisoft’s chief financial officer, called blockchain technology a “revolution.” The company will pursue it more in the future, so even publishers’ more mainstream games (think Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s games) may see some kind of blockchain technology integration at some point.
“[Blockchain] Duguet said in the conference call: “This will enable more players to actually get content and own the content, and we think this will enable the industry to develop a lot.” “We have been using blockchain with many small companies, We are beginning to have great expertise in how it affects the industry, and we hope to be one of the main players here.”
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Of course, NFTs and cryptocurrencies are usually widely ridiculed for their environmental impact, and Duguet did try and solve this problem during the earnings call. He mentioned that Ubisoft will try to understand the “environmental impact” of these technologies. But when profits are threatened, we believe that publishers will continue to find ways to minimize the threat of blockchain technology to the entire world.
smell it Amimoca brand website If you want to get a sneak peek, see what Ubisoft’s blockchain-based IP will look like in the future.
Earlier this year, the publisher responded to a curse report about the changes made after toxic management allegations last year. This response was made after a series of allegations of sexual misconduct. Starting with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla director Ashraf Ismail, it developed into a “me too” movement, accusing several executives and managers of Systematic discrimination, abuse and years of sexual misconduct.
Will entering blockchain technology make Ubisoft a more diverse and popular workplace? maybe not.