Gaming giant Ubisoft becomes business baker on the Tezos network

Ubisoft, the video game studio behind popular titles like Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia and the Tom Clancy game series, is becoming a Tezos baker or validator node.

In a statement released Tuesday, Ubisoft announced its partnership with Tezos-backed Nomadic labs, which will see the latter create a validator node on the Tezos network.

As the baker of Tezos, Ubisoft will join the group of validator nodes that authenticate and add transaction blocks to the network through its Strategic Innovation Lab.

Bakers also distribute rewards earned from validating transactions to wallets that have delegated their bet Tezos (XTZ).

According to the announcement, the move to become a Tezos baker is part of Ubisoft’s broader plans to explore the opportunities offered by new technologies such as blockchain.

Following the announcement, the video game company adds to the list of 277 bakers on the Tezos network.

Commenting on the company’s decision to run a validator node on the Tezos network, Nicolas Pouard, blockchain initiative director at Ubisoft, stated:

“Ubisoft believes that blockchain has the potential to bring new opportunities to both players and developers, and this new partnership allows us to continue our innovation efforts with an ecosystem that aligns with our eco-friendly approach through the proof-of- stake consensus. algorithm. “

Indeed, Tezos isn’t the first blockchain project to catch Ubisoft’s attention in the field of transaction authentication. As previously reported by Cointelegraph, Ubisoft became a block producer on the UOS network in January 2020.

With emerging developments at the intersection of blockchain and gaming, Ubisoft has reportedly been exploring adoption cases for new technology in gaming to remain competitive in the industry.