Ubisoft, the renowned publisher behind successful game franchises like Just Dance and Far Cry, is diving into the world of Web3. The game developer has partnered with Reality Labs to create limited-edition NFT “Assassin’s Creed Smart Collectibles” on the Polygon network. The public sale for these collectibles will commence on May 16.
Although Ubisoft and Reality Labs are already collaborating to produce customizable 3D-printed collectibles based on other game franchises like For Honor and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, this new venture is unique. The collection features physical keepsakes from the popular action-adventure game Assassin’s Creed. By using Digital Soul NFTs, buyers can customize and claim a 3D-printed memento that showcases a character from the game sealed in a clear cube.
To personalize their keepsake, owners can select weapons, outfits, and poses, and then get a physical copy of their character printed and shipped. The NFTs come in various rarity levels, and buyers of higher-tier NFTs can customize these tangible collectibles even more.
One of the most exciting aspects of Digital Soul NFTs is the integration of a near-field communication (NFC) chip. By tapping their smartphone on the chip, owners can access a digital version of their character through a companion app with additional features and utilities.
In addition to Digital Soul NFTs, Reality Labs is preparing to release 1,500 “Piece of Eden” passes. These passes open a gateway to extra perks that include access to more limited-edition drops and priority access to 3D printing.
Ubisoft is known for embedding in-game assets into significant video games, making it a pioneer in NFTs in gaming. By bridging the gap between digital and physical realms and leveraging cutting-edge technology like NFC chips, Assassin’s Creed smart collectibles are set to take the game developer to new heights.