Tezos’ native token XTZ has surged around 40% over the past 12 hours on the news that it has been selected by gaming giant Ubisoft. The beta will launch with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint on Ubisoft Connect for Windows PC on Dec 9. Starting this week, Ubisoft Quartz will enable players to acquire “Digits” – the first NFTs to be made available in a triple-A game. The first batch of Digits will launch with limited editions with a fixed number of unique in-game items. They can be purchased with cryptocurrency, but are only available in the U.S., Canada, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Australia, and Brazil.
Ubisoft has selected the Tezos network for the properties of its proof-of-stake consensus which is more energy-efficient than mining. Vice President of Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovation Lab, Nicolas Pouard, commented:
Ubisoft Quartz is the first building block in our ambitious vision for developing a true metaverse. And it can’t come to life without overcoming blockchain’s early-form limitations for gaming, including scalability and energy consumption.