Ubisoft Quartz was the company’s big NFT venture, and while they received massive criticism for including them in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, both from consumers and their own employees, management made it clear that they were here to stay and that Breakpoint was just the beginning when technology was considered the future.
But sales were much, much lower than expected, and it seems that Quartz is slowly fading into oblivion. And now it seems that Ubisoft’s top boss Yves Guillemot wants to run a little revision of history, as he in an interview with GamesIndustry claims he was only “testing” NFTs:
“We really look at all the new technologies. We are very much on cloud, on the new generation of voxels, and we’re looking at all the Web3 capabilities. We tested a few things recently that are giving us more information on how it can be used and what we should do in the universe of video games. So we are testing ground with some games, and we’ll see if they really answer the players’ needs. But we are still in research mode, I would say. “
Guillemot also says directly that they can no longer promise that the NFT will actually be released as planned:
“Exploring doesn’t mean launching. This industry is evolving quickly, and it’s very cautious about the impact it will have. Like so many things, at the beginning it’s not as good as it could be, but like other new technologies they will find the right way.”