Via this partnership, Ultra is working with Microids to amplify their titles, providing a range of new and functionality to existing and upcoming games, teaming up to explore the NFT space by tokenising games and in-game content.
“We are eager and excited to partner with Ultra and have the opportunity to reach players through their digital distribution channel, using block chain technology as well as creating and selling NFTs based on our IPs to our fans in the very near future. As they are at the cutting edge of technology as an entertainment platform, we are certain that we will form a long term and successful partnership,” said Yves Bléhaut, SVP, Strategic Partnerships, Microids SA
Microids games will be added throughout the closed beta phase of Ultra and well into the public release, with the first Microids titles on Ultra being announced on Twitter in the coming days.
“We’ve been discussing the various possibilities that Ultra can provide games with Microids for years and they’ve seen our technology evolve with each catch up. Now that we’re almost ready to release Ultra Games to the public, we’re pleased to have Microids on board as a publishing partner. Microids is a forward thinking publisher and game developer and we’ll continue to see the partnership grow as we work together on integrating our key technologies into their larger ecosystem,” added Nicolas Gilot, Co-CEO of Ultra.
Ultra’s NFT marketplace allows gamers to trade and sell games, alongside other digital goods like skins, providing more freedom when owning digital goods.
Unlike other major blockchain networks, Ultra is conscious of its environmental impact and is actually certified Carbon Neutral from Natural Capital Partners. In fact, Ultra’s blockchain is over two billion times more energy efficient than Bitcoin, emitting only 0.00000037 kg of CO2 per transaction. With only 23.5 tonnes of CO2 emitted per year, Ultra then offsets 277 tonnes of CO2 per year, delivering incredibly low power consumption and responsible blockchain pioneering.
Ultra also boasts a 12% distribution fee to benefit developers, who can make use of Ultras cross-platform SDK to turn virtual goods into NFTs that can be resold by consumers based on developer-set parameters like resale permissions rules, commission fees, quantity limitations, and geographic restrictions.
On top of Ultra Games (games distribution store), within Ultra’s ecosystem is Ultra Wallet (cryptocurrency wallet), Ultra Marketplace (NFT marketplace), and third-party apps such as Theta (live streaming platform). This ecosystem will continue to expand to provide more key industry services within the platform.
More information on Ultra can be found on their site, including partners like Ubisoft, AMD, and Atari. The client can also be downloaded right now, allowing players to set up their virtual crypto wallet.
Ultra is the first entertainment platform providing all key games industry services under a single roof, accessible through a single login.
Built around our PC games distribution store, Ultra Games, our platform will provide access to countless centralized and decentralized services: Discover, buy, play and sell your games and in-game items, watch live-streaming feeds, interact with your favorite influencers, participate in contests, compete in tournaments, and much more.
Ultra has been built to provide endless value for players, a fair playing ground for developers, and a whole new world of opportunities for the games industry.
Microids is a French video game publisher. Founded in 1985, Microids’ editorial strategy now focuses on 4 major areas: adventure games, racing games, retro gaming and games inspired by iconic titles. By collaborating with renowned studios and authors (Revolution Software, Pendulo Studios, Eden Studios, Benoît Sokal, Paul Cuisset, Philippe Dessoly and Pierre Adane), Microids has become a major player in international video games. Taking inspiration from legendary titles, Microids reaches a wide audience and creates original adventures which give gamers the chance to play as some of their most beloved characters.