The game developer behind the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Ubisoft, has recently partnered with an EOS-based platform called Ultra, which is focused on game distribution.
Ubisoft is a major corporation when it comes to games. Estimates point out that its revenue is as large as $2.5 billion. Its Assassin’s Creed series alone sold more than 140 million copies.
According to the press release by Crunchbase, the game developer will now act as a block producer for the testnet of Ultra’s sidechain, which will be known as UOS. By being a network validator, Ubisoft will approve transactions made on the sidechain. These transactions will include ones made for the creation of new assets and their ownership transfers.
Nicolas Poulard, known as the director of blockchain technology at the game development company, believes that supporting blockchain in games is a necessity for the area to grow. He also affirmed that Ubisoft hopes to help Ultra in finding more possibilities in the industry and bringing the project to a much larger scale.
Ultra has also announced other block producers before Ubisoft. They include the crypto exchange Bitfinex, and two EOS communities: EOS Rio and EOS New York.