Animoca Brands, Ubisoft Partner for Web3 Gaming Push

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Today, Animoca Brands announced a partnership with Ubisoft, the creator of hit title Assassin’s Creed, to further the video game company’s Web3 initiatives. As part of the deal, Ubisoft’s upcoming title Champions Tactics: Grimoria Chronicles will be integrated into Animoca Brands’ Mocaverse.

Champions Tactics: Grimoria Chronicles will become one of the anchor activations for Mocaverse and be part of its Web3 Frequent Player Program, which allows Mocaverse users to earn “Realm Points” for games they play. Realm Points can later be redeemed for a host of digital and real-world benefits across Animoca Brands’ extensive network of partners.

According to the Animoca Brands’ press release, Mocaverse will “collaborate, support, and amplify” the video game company’s Strategic Innovation Labs Web3 projects. Ubisoft has expressed an interest in the next generation of the internet as of late, as its upcoming Champions Tactics title shows.

Yat Sui, co-founder and executive chairperson at Animoca Brands, said in a statement that the company is dedicated to onboarding users into Web3 through culture, gaming, and entertainment. He added that the company is excited to partner with Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovation Labs to drive awareness and facilitate user onboarding.

Nicolas Pouard, VP at Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovation Labs, said that the company has been following Animoca Brands for some time now and it is a “pleasure” to support its “consumer-facing execution” by joining Mocaverse in Season 1.

What is Champions Tactcs: Grimoria Chronicles?

Certainly, today’s news is exciting from a Web3 perspective. After all, it’s not often that a traditional gaming company partners with one of the most well-funded names in all of Web3, and one that has significant clout to boot. But perhaps the most exciting part of the news is the integration of Ubisoft’s upcoming title into Mocaverse. What is Champions Tactics: Grimoria Chronicles, exactly?

According to the official text on the game’s website, Champions Tactics: Grimoria Chronicles is an PVP tactical RPG that users will be able to play on PC. It is an experimental game, likely meaning that it will include various Web3 components, and its strategic as well. Users will be able to battle each other and discover the secrets of the “dark and mystical world of Grimoria.”

There will be at least one NFT drop associated with the game: 9,999 ‘Warlords’ that will function as PFPs and grant users early access to the ‘Champions’ drop which will give players their in-game characters. The Warlords are free to mint, with interested parties needing only to pay Ethereum gas fees. There will be 170 unique traits and a rarity system.

This is not Ubisoft’s only Web3 venture either. Just two weeks ago, it announced a partnership with Immutable for a new type of gaming experience. Six months ago, it launched an Assassin’s Creed Smart Collectibles set, and two years ago it partnered with The Sandbox to bring the Rabbids into the metaverse.

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What is the Animoca Brands’ Mocaverse?

Then there is the other part of this partnership: Mocaverse. Animoca Brands launched this project earlier this year with an NFT collection of 8,888 “unique beings” that championed causes like the open metaverse, digital asset ownership, and creator support. Technically, there are five types of unique beings: dreamers, builders, angels, connectors, and neo-capitalists.

The lore is that they “work together” to bring forth the vision of the company.

Mocaverse is an ambitious membership collection for Animoca Brands’ large family of subsidiaries and partners, a way for users to enjoy the fruits of those connections if they participate. One of those ways is through the Web3 Frequent Player Program, which incentivizes users to play Animoca Brands’ games and receive rewards for doing so.

There is no telling what being an “anchor activation” in Mocaverse means (Rarity Sniper has reached out to Animoca Brands for comment on the subject) but it could spell good tidings for Mocaverse participants. And it’s certainly exciting news for enthusiasts of Web3 gaming, who will experience a Ubisoft title in the next iteration of the internet and enjoy rewards for playing.

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