Ubisoft to become a block producer with Ultra
Ultra has announced that publishing giant Ubisoft will become a block producer on its UOS blockchain.
It is a games distribution platform which aggregates players’ activities in one place such as buying, reselling and playing titles, accessing live streams, tournaments, reviews and contests.
The publisher, on the other hand, is one of the largest across the globe and has seen major franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and the Tom Clancy’s video game series released under its name.
The UOS blockchain is a sister branch of the EOSIO.
Ubisoft will be serving as a block producer during a trial period on the testnet.
Its role will be to provide the infrastructure to validate transactions happening on the Ultra blockchain.
These could encompass in-game asset creation, ownership transfers or payments.
“Since Ubisoft is already a leader in the games industry and shows commitment to probe blockchain as a viable technology for games, we are very excited to be announcing our first cooperation of this kind with them,” says Nicolas Gilot, founder and co-CEO of Ultra.
UOS will boast a mix of technical and corporate block producers each of whom understand the unique aspects of Ultra.
Its mainnet launch has yet to be announced but the publishing behemoth will begin contributing to the testnet before the year is out. If successful, it will also be part of the launch team for the mainnet.
Nicolas Pouard, Ubisoft’s blockchain initiative director, said: “Our team at the Strategic Innovation Lab strongly believes that all Blockchain use cases that bring value to players are important to support, and Ultra offers a solution that does just that.”
“We’re on a mission to shake up the gaming industry by placing power back into the hands of developers and players. We are paving the way for a first-class game publishing platform, and we couldn’t do it without the support of companies such as Ubisoft.”
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