Digerati and Ultra will be working to bring more to game developers looking to self publish on Ultra, continuing into 2022 as Ultra opens its doors to more users. Ultra aims to provide better discoverability for all of their games, including a big reduction in development and costs.
Built around its PC games distribution store, Ultra Games, the 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.
“We’ll be teaming up with Digerati to continue fulfilling our mission of supporting indie developers. Ultra’s blockchain technology can be used in a myriad of ways and providing these newfound possibilities to game developers around the world will create a fairer and more rewarding gaming experience to everyone involved,” said Nicolas Gilot, Ultra Co-CEO.
“Digerati is a publisher that supports blockchain and NFTs, so we’re incredibly excited to see how Ultra is using these technologies in its new gaming service. We can’t wait for users to discover the great selection of Digerati titles we’re bringing to Ultra, which will include a roguelike deck-builder, stunt-based FPS, and a mystical narrative adventure,” added Nick Alfieri, Head of Publishing.
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 blockchain technologies, Ultra is incredibly conscious of its environmental impact and is certified Carbon Neutral from Natural Capital Partners, being 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.
On top of environmental considerations, Ultra 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.