Major gaming company Ubisoft has announced Aleph.im, a decentralized cloud service developer, as its new technology partner for its NFT platform Ubisoft Quartz.
Aleph.im will help Ubisoft integrate NFTs into its AAA game Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, as per the announcement. The gaming company will use Aleph.im’s distributed storage to store metadata about NFTs.
https://t.co/oTzJGUOcyw partners with Ubisoft to bring playable NFTs to AAA games for the first time!!! 😱
— Aleph.im Network (@aleph_im) December 21, 2021
Ubisoft recently announced its plans to develop its own NFT platform, based on the open-source blockchain Tezos. The NFT platform is still in beta version and will be available for use in a Windows PC version of the game “Ghost Recon Breakpoint”.
“With Ubisoft Quartz, we’re taking the first step to leverage blockchain’s decentralized approach to open new opportunities for our players by making them true stakeholders of our games,” said Didier Genevois, Blockchain Technical Director at Ubisoft, in the announcement. They added:
“To fulfill the technology’s promise, we needed players to actually own their Digit and be able to leave their mark in their favorite game. Aleph.im’s role was key in building this experiment by allowing us to decentralize the storage of the Digits’ video asset and metadata.”
Users will be able to acquire NFTs called ‘Digits’ which represent in-game assets such as weapons, equipment, and more. While the NFTs are in-game items, they can be bought and sold on secondary marketplaces, such as Rarible and Objkt.
Aleph.im is a cross-blockchain decentralized storage and computing network operated by more than 70 nodes. It offers similar cloud services to Amazon’s “Amazon Web Services (AWS)” and Google’s “Google Cloud”, but in a decentralized manner. It supports multiple blockchains, including Ethereum (ETH), Solana (SOL), Polkadot (DOT), Avalanche (AVAX), and Polygon (MATIC).