Ubisoft, the video game studio behind popular titles like Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia, and the Tom Clancy series, is becoming a Tezos baker or validator node for businesses.
In a statement released Tuesday, Ubisoft announced its partnership with Tezos-backed Nomadic Labs through which the latter will create a validation node on the Tezos network.
@Ubisoft explores #Tezos technology by becoming a corporate baker. Welcome to the ecosystem!
Read the announcement: https://t.co/ZM1IzBTVCM#blockchain #DigitalTransformation #crypto #Ubisoft pic.twitter.com/6wKCQIFAOJ
– Nomadic Labs (@LabosNomades) April 20, 2021
As a Tezos baker, Ubisoft will join the group of validation nodes through its Strategic Innovation Lab, authenticate the transaction blocks and add them to the network.
Bakers also hand out rewards from validating transactions to wallets that have delegated their staked Tezos (XTZ).
According to the announcement, the move to become a Tezos baker is part of Ubisoft’s broader plans to explore the possibilities of novel technologies like blockchain.
Following the announcement, the video game company will be added to the list of 277 bakers on the Tezos network.
Nicolas Pouard, director of the blockchain initiative at Ubisoft, commented on the company’s decision to run a validation node on the Tezos network:
“Ubisoft believes that blockchain has the potential to open up new opportunities for gamers and developers. This new collaboration will allow us to continue our innovation efforts with an ecosystem that, thanks to its proof-of-stake consensus, aligns with our green approach algorithm. “
In fact, Tezos isn’t the first blockchain project to attract Ubisoft’s attention in the area of transaction authentication. As previously reported by Cointelegraph, Ubisoft became a block producer on the UOS network back in January 2020.
With developments emerging at the intersection of blockchain and gaming, Ubisoft has reportedly been investigating cases where novel gaming technologies are expected to remain competitive in the industry.