French video game giant Ubisoft has decided to support the blockchain of Ultra (UOS), a project based on EOSIO.
In particular, the famous company, which produced for example Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed, will support Ultra’s UOS testnet.
Ultra is a game distribution platform that offers players an ecosystem for aggregating all game activities in one place. In particular, it allows the purchase, resale and reproduction of games, as well as access to live streaming platforms, tournaments, reviews and competitions.
This platform uses blockchain technology and allows for customisations that offer, among many other things, new earning opportunities for developers.
Ubisoft will carry out a trial period on the Testnet of Ultra as Corporate Block Producer, thus providing the infrastructure to validate transactions on the relative blockchain. The tests will begin before the end of the year, and, if successful, Ubisoft will also participate in the launch of the Mainnet, of which the date is not known yet.
The founder and co-CEO of Ultra, Nicolas Gilot, said:
“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. Ubisoft’s rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance and Far Cry, is a testament to their dedication to creating quality content for all, and their years long dedication to exploring blockchain technology ensures they have the knowledge and skills to be excellent block producers”.
Ubisoft’s Blockchain Initiative Director, Nicolas Pouard, added:
“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. 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”.