Ubisoft’s plans for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have hit a bump in the road, as the studio announced an end to active development for Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the only game it’s released NFTs for through its Ubisoft Quartz program.
Ubisoft first released Breakpoint in October 2019, when it received less than glowing reviews. It was kept alive with plenty of updates in the usual live service style, including crossover content tied to Splinter Cell and Terminator, but it received its biggest spotlight when it became the staging ground for Ubisoft’s first foray into NFTs in December: Ubisoft Quartz.
Quartz’s reception was even colder than Breakpoints, with players widely decrying the use of NFT technology. Ubisoft doubled down, with one executive saying gamers simply “don’t get” NFTs.
“The last four months marked the release of our final piece of content: the brand new Operation Motherland mode, tons of new items including 20th anniversary iconic outfits and Quartz items for Ghost Recon Breakpoint,” Ubisoft wrote in a statement Tuesday.
“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.”
The sudden end to Breakpoint leaves those players who purchased NFTs for the game flapping in the breeze, their one-of-a-kind collectibles now worth precious little. The game’s last NFT item was released less than a month ago.
“You won a piece of the game and have left your mark in its history,” Ubisoft said in a message to Breakpoint NFT owners. “Stay tuned for more updates with features to the platform and future drops coming with other games.”
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