Ubisoft to become corporate baker on Tezos network

Ubisoft, a well-known French video game producer, is preparing to join the Tezos ecosystem as a validator node.

Ubisoft, the video game studio behind Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia, and the Tom Clancy series, will join the Tezos network as a corporate baker, or validator node.

Ubisoft announced its relationship with Tezos-backed Nomadic Labs on Tuesday, which would see the latter create a validator node on the Tezos network.

Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovation Lab will join the group of validator nodes that authenticate and add transaction blocks to the Tezos network as a Tezos baker.

Bakers also deliver rewards from transaction validation to wallets that have delegated their staked Tezos (XTZ).

According to the release, Ubisoft‘s decision to become a Tezos baker is part of the company’s larger aspirations to investigate the possibilities offered by emerging technologies such as blockchain.

Following the announcement, the video game studio would be included to the Tezos network’s roster of 277 bakers.

Nicolas Pouard, Ubisoft’s blockchain initiative director, said of the company’s choice to deploy a validator node on the Tezos network:

Ubisoft believes that blockchain has the potential to bring new possibilities to players and developers alike, and this new collaboration will allow us to pursue our innovation efforts with an ecosystem that aligns with our environmental-friendly approach thanks to its proof-of-stake consensus algorithm.

Tezos isn’t the only blockchain startup in the field of transaction authentication to catch Ubisoft’s attention. Ubisoft joined the UOS Network as a block producer in January 2020, as previously reported by Cointelegraph.

Ubisoft has been apparently studying adoption cases for novel technologies in gaming to stay competitive in the business, in light of recent advancements at the junction of blockchain and gaming.

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