On April 5, Ubisoft confirmed that Ghost Recon: Breakpoint would no longer be receiving any updates, saying that servers for both Wildlands and Breakpoint will still be maintained, the latter of which has been the testing ground for the developer’s NFT program, Ubisoft Quartz. When asked for comment by GamesIndustry.biz about the state of NFTs at the company, it replied “Stay tuned for more updates with features to the platform and future drops coming with other games.”
Ubisoft also confirmed that when the company confirmed servers would be maintained for the Ghost Recon games, this would include NFTs purchased. A message on the Ubisoft Quartz site, which is not available in all regions, was where this was confirmed as reported by GamesIndustry.biz.
Hey Ghosts, we have an important message we would like to share with you all 👇 pic.twitter.com/kYeyVWVtgi
— Ghost Recon (@GhostRecon) April 5, 2022
The message thanked Ghost Recon: Breakpoint players. Part of the message read “You own a piece of the game and have left your mark in its history.”
In the announcement post confirming that Ghost Recon: Breakpoint would no longer be receiving updates, Ubisoft thanked players for the “continued support and love” they have for the franchise. Fans reacted in a variety of ways, with some hoping for another Ghost Recon game in the future, with others being less positive due to the inclusion of NFTs in the game.
In other news, Epic Games and the Lego Group are collaborating on a metaverse project designed for kids. The project is described as a “family-friendly digital experience,” though no specific details were shared on how this metaverse will manifest.
Three principles were outlined for the project though, with the two companies prioritising children’s safety, protecting their right to play and to empower children and adults with tools giving them control over their digital experience.