Partnerships seem to be the hot item this month, as we have yet another announcement of cooperation between web2 and web3 organizations, in this case, Animoca Brands and Ubisoft!
Ubisoft recently announced their foray into web3 gaming with Champions Tactics, a strategy game currently in development. Now they kick things up a notch by partnering with one of the biggest names in web3 gaming, Animoca Brands! This partnership will see Champions Tactics integrated into the Mocaverse through its “Web3 Frequent Player Program”. This program lets players earn Realm Points that can be exchanged for various game and real life rewards.
A year ago traditional video gamers rebelled at any mention of blockchain or NFTs. But now the game developers seemed to have wised up, minimizing their focus on NFTs, and building different versions of their games to allow both web2 and web3 players to participate and play together. And Ubisoft has hit the ground running as they have also partnered with Immutable to help with the onboarding experience.
This is more big news for web3 gaming in general, which is slowly and steadily gaining ground on the more traditional gaming models. Each year the web3 gaming scene gets bigger and bigger. And I think 2024 will continue that trend with exponential player growth!
What is Champions Tactics?
Champions Tactics (full title of Champions Tactics Grimoria Chronicles), is an in development, web3-enabed game from Ubisoft. Billed as a PvP, tactical RPG, Champions Tactics promises a world of collectible, craftable Champions!
We really don’t have much information about the Champions Tactics gameplay, though it looks like it may be an strategic, face-off style game with three Champions per team. You can watch the official trailer on YouTube.
Ubisoft will also hold a free mint for a PFP collection known as Warlords sometime in the near future. It’s unclear if these are also usable in-game characters, but they will provide early access to Champions Tactics releases. Keep an eye out for contests on Twitter and Discord for your chance to earn a mint spot.
What is Animoca Brands?
Animoca Brands also has their own founder-type PFP collection known as Mocas. These Mocas are part of a larger Mocaverse that encompasses everything that Animoca Brands touches. Those who hold Moca NFTs and participate in the Mocaverse can win special prizes, receive access to early releases or special tournaments, and they can even vote on proposals from the Bored Ape Yacht Club DAO!