Ubisoft releases new Phygital Collectibles of Assassin’s Creed
Integral Reality Labs has teamed up with Ubisoft, the renowned French video game developer responsible for beloved games such as Far Cry and Just Dance, to bring forth the Assassin’s Creed Smart Collectibles.
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The new collectibles are NFT access passes that are accompanied by tangible 3D-printed memorabilia, taking inspiration from the acclaimed Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Utilizing a “Digital Soul” NFT, individuals can personalize and exchange it for a tangible collectible featuring a character from the game series suspended in a transparent cube. Prior to the production and delivery of the physical collectible, owners can select from a variety of apparel, weaponry, and stances.
With differing degrees of rarity, the NFTs grant access to more extensive customization options for the corresponding tangible collectibles as they increase in tier. The collectibles boast an embedded near-field communication (NFC) chip, enabling owners to view a digital rendition of the character on a companion app and avail of additional functionalities and benefits linked to the initiative.
As of now, the pricing particulars for the Smart Collectibles have not been disclosed; however, a pre-sale will initiate before the official minting commences on May 16. A representative from Ubisoft has verified the licensing agreement with Integral Reality Labs.
Integral Reality Labs had collaborated with Ubisoft before, producing adaptable 3D-printed collectibles that lacked the digital connection, taking inspiration from game franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, and For Honor.
Integral Reality Labs will introduce 1,500 “Piece of Eden” passes along with the “Digital Soul” NFTs. These passes offer specific perks to holders, like gaining admission to exclusive collectible releases and obtaining priority access to 3D printing services.
Having sold over 200 million copies since its launch in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed gaming franchise is ideally suited for the collectibles industry.
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Excluding Square Enix, Ubisoft is the only major gaming studio dynamically participating in the Web3 realm, offering Tezos-backed weapons and asset skins for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint on personal computers in 2021.
Ubisoft also raised funds for UNICEF and introduced One Shot League, a variation of the NFT-supported soccer game Sorare. However, despite having some failed projects on the record, Ubisoft has found success with the release of an NFT collection based on the Rabbids franchise, which has recently made an appearance in The Sandbox metaverse.
Join the creed
The Smart Collectibles provide enthusiasts of the Assassin’s Creed series with a one-of-a-kind chance to possess a part of the gaming universe while simultaneously participating in the burgeoning NFT market. While it is uncertain if the Smart Collectibles will be a hit among fans, Ubisoft’s established presence in the Web3 community guarantees that they will create considerable excitement.