Ubisoft, the video game studio behind iconic titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia and the Tom Clancy series, will be Tezos’ baker, or check node.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Ubisoft announced its partnership with Tezos-backed Nomadic Labs, which will lead to the creation of a verification node in the Tezos network.
As a baker of Tezos, Ubisoft, through its Strategic Innovation Lab, will join a group of validation nodes that authenticate and add blockages to transactions in the network.
Bakers also distribute the rewards received from the verification of the transaction to the portfolios that have delegated their efforts to Tezos (XTZ).
According to the announcement, the transition to Tezos Bakery is part of Ubisoft’s broader plans to explore the possibilities presented by new technologies such as blockchain.
Following the announcement, the video game company will be added to the list of 277 bakers on the Tezos network.
Nicholas Bord, Ubisoft’s Blockchain Initiative Director, commented on the company’s decision to launch a verification node on the Tezos network:
Ubisoft believes that blockchain can provide new opportunities for both players and developers, and this new partnership will allow us to continue our innovative efforts with an ecosystem that is in line with our sustainable approach, thanks to the consensus Proof-of-Stake algorithm.
In fact, Tezos is not the first blockchain project to get Ubisoft’s transaction approval attention. As previously mentioned by Cointelegraph, Ubisoft is a UOS-based blockchain manufacturer back in January 2020.
As new developments emerge at the intersection of blockchain and gaming, Ubisoft is said to be exploring options for introducing new gaming technology to maintain its competitive edge in the industry.