Ubisoft QuartzThe new NFT skin system announced last week by the company itself through a YouTube video, received a wave of negative comments from the gaming community. The introductory video was so criticized that it currently remains hidden and apparently Several members of the Ubisoft team are also not entirely satisfied with this new initiative by the company. According to reports from Games Industry, a considerable number of employees have expressed their skepticism and concerns about the new NFT platform and certain measures taken have even been questioned.
Employees are concerned about speculation and environmental impact
The aforementioned medium, a post on Ubisoft’s internal social media center, began to fill with questions and concerns from workers. Some employees have called this new system “confusing” and “disturbing”, while others have wanted to show their concern about the environmental impact that may generate. Furthermore, not a few argue that the company’s foray into the blockchain could further impact Ubisoft’s public image after the allegations of sexual abuse, discrimination and wage disparity. “They still don’t really understand the ‘problem’ that is being solved here. Is it worth the negative publicity this will cause?“said an employee.
“How can you look at private property, speculation, artificial scarcity and selfishness and then say ‘yes, this is good, I want that, let’s put it in art’?”commented another employee. Ubisoft announced that it will implement this system in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and a beta test of Quartz is planned for later this month. On the other hand, a representative of Ubisoft told Games Industry that their NFTs “They will always be cosmetic items that have no impact on the game”, although you doubt that these statements serve to calm the waters or convince those more skeptical.