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Ubisoft, a well-known French video game publisher, is planning to enter the Tezos community as a validator node.
Ubisoft, the video game developer behind iconic titles including Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia, and the Tom Clancy series, would become a corporate Tezos baker, or validator node.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Ubisoft announced its partnership with Tezos-backed Nomadic Labs that will see the latter creating a validator node on the Tezos network.
🎮@Ubisoft is exploring #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
Ubisoft, through its Strategic Innovation Lab, will join the community of validator nodes that authenticate and connect transaction blocks to the network as a Tezos baker.
Bakers also distribute transaction validation incentives to wallets that have delegated their staked Tezos (XTZ).
According to the announcement, the decision to become a Tezos baker is part of Ubisoft’s larger ambitions to investigate the possibilities presented by novel developments such as blockchain.
Following the news, the video game maker will be added to the Tezos network’s roster of 277 bakers.
Nicolas Pouard, Ubisoft’s blockchain initiative manager, reported in response to the company’s decision to operate 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 is not the first blockchain initiative to pique Ubisoft’s interest in transaction authentication. Ubisoft became a block provider on the UOS Network in January 2020, as previously stated by Cointelegraph.
Ubisoft has reportedly been pursuing acceptance cases for new technologies in games in order to stay successful in the market, in light of technological advances at the intersection of blockchain and gaming.