The popular French video game company Ubisoft partners with the EOS-based gaming platform named Ultra, reports in the EOS news show. The French video game giant with a net income of more than $153 million and around 16,000 employees will produce blocks on Ultra’s testnet and could stick around for the mainnet launch.
This would give the company a true stake in the EOS-based distribution platform. Knowing that Ubisoft is a key player and an industry giant, the company has agreed to produce blocks on its testnet before the end of the year.
Meanwhile, people know Ultra for its UOS blockchain which is actually a fork of EOS. Ubisoft will be one of the companies to produce blocks and validate transactions on the platform. This announcement comes right after Ultra added a trio of technical block producers: Bitfinex, EOS Rio and EOS New York.
As Ubisoft partners with Ultra, the company will act as a corporate block producer. The CEO of Ultra Nicolas Gilot commented the new partnership and noted:
“Ubisoft is a well-established and respected game company; having their support running the Ultra blockchain and testing its functionalities increases even further the legitimacy of our network, boosting the confidence of the other large game publishers to distribute their games on Ultra. Their involvement is also a validation from the games industry that blockchain is now an important part of the ecosystem.”
The French video game manufacturer has shown significant interest around blockchain tech lately – and is again featured in the blockchain news.
Before this, we saw the Entrepreneurs Lab program which provided studio space and support to numerous startups in the blockchain arena. Both Ubisoft and Ultra were members of the Blockchain Game Alliance, which was founded in September 2018.
“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,” commented the blockchain initiative director Nicolas Pouard following the news that Ubisoft partners with Ultra.
“During this first trial period of collaboration, we hope to help them in bringing it to a larger scale and experiment with the possibilities this opens up for the industry,” he concluded.
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