Ubisoft announced its unique flavor of NFTs Tuesday, which is going over terribly with fans! As in, thousands upon thousands of dislikes on YouTube.
Not that the negative reception should surprise anyone keeping up with the video game industry lately. In October, developer Behaviour Interactive got mangled by Dead By Daylight fans for a similar practice. I like to imagine Ubisoft watched that whole mess and went: “yeah, we can top that no sweat,” and by golly, it sure looks like they have! Everyone loved punching down on Ghost Recon: Breakdown to begin with, so at least the company is consistent.
By this point, Ubisoft is undoubtedly happy that YouTube removed the “dislike” button on videos. Otherwise, its quaint NFT announcement video would be showering in dislikes!
Thankfully, a nifty chrome extension called Return YouTube Dislike does precisely what its name implies! Let’s look at that announcement video again, then, shall we?
Ubisoft Quartz reception sure going over well, lads. pic.twitter.com/NnrImiqTg4
— Kyle @ Endwalker silence (@Levit0) December 8, 2021
Goodness gracious, folks sure aren’t pleased with Ubisoft Quartz at all. It’ll likely shoot past 10,000 dislikes by the time you’re reading this too, surely.
The fun doesn’t stop there either, not one bit. Social media is overflowing with people furious over Ubisoft Quartz. Truly, it’s astounding how easy it is to set ablaze any sliver of goodwill with one little announcement. Some of the best reactions are below for your viewing pleasure.
To those asking, no, Ubisoft Quartz will not be appearing at #TheGameAwards
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) December 7, 2021
The only thing more unappetising than Ubisoft NFTs is the thought of playing Ghost Recon Breakpoint for 600 hours.
— Simon Cardy (@CardySimon) December 7, 2021
Ubisoft is dropping NFTs for breakpoint, cringe.
— BikiniBodhi 🦀 FNATIC (@BikiniBodhi) December 7, 2021
None of this stuff makes videogames any better. It doesn’t make them more fun or interesting. It just turn them into proxy financial instruments, corrupting their core design and exposing them to market forces that will enrich some, but exclude and disappoint most. This sucks. https://t.co/M6x1Gy5vSS
— Skill Up (@SkillUpYT) December 7, 2021
Why are Ubisoft’s NFTs better for your gaming experience? Well, they say it right here.
– Item has number on it
– Number belongs to you
– Until you sell it to someone else
In @Ubisoft’s own words, their NFTS literally add nothing to the actual gaming experience. https://t.co/A1Hzx3A6bK pic.twitter.com/Pm9ClSUYBJ
— Mitch Dyer (@MitchyD) December 7, 2021
note for chuds: nothing ubisoft is doing here requires NFTs. this is just steam marketplace but with a trendy acronym
— chris ‘ABetterABK’ pollock 死神 (@chhopsky) December 7, 2021
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