Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Gaming giant Ubisoft to become corporate baker on Tezos network

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Ubisoft, the online game studio behind in style titles reminiscent of Murderer’s Creed, Prince of Persia and the Tom Clancy sequence, will grow to be a company Tezos baker, or validator node.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Ubisoft introduced its partnership with Tezos-backed Nomadic Labs that may see the latter making a validator node on the Tezos community.

As a Tezos baker, Ubisoft by way of its Strategic Innovation Lab will be a part of the group of validator nodes that authenticate and add transaction blocks to the community.

Bakers additionally distribute rewards earned from validating transactions to wallets which have delegated their staked Tezos (XTZ).

Based on the announcement, the transfer to grow to be a Tezos baker is a part of Ubisoft’s broader plans of exploring the alternatives offered by novel applied sciences like blockchain. 

Following the announcement, the online game firm can be added to the record of 277 bakers on the Tezos community.

Commenting on the corporate’s choice to run a validator node on the Tezos community, Nicolas Pouard, blockchain initiative director at Ubisoft, acknowledged:

“Ubisoft believes that blockchain has the potential to carry new prospects to gamers and builders alike, and this new collaboration will enable us to pursue our innovation efforts with an ecosystem that aligns with our environmental-friendly strategy due to its proof-of-stake consensus algorithm.”

Certainly, Tezos shouldn’t be the primary blockchain undertaking to draw Ubisoft’s consideration within the space of transaction authentication. As beforehand reported by Cointelegraph, Ubisoft became a block producer on the UOS Network again in January 2020.

With rising developments on the intersection of blockchain and gaming, Ubisoft has been reportedly exploring adoption cases for novel expertise in gaming to stay aggressive within the trade.