Ubisoft partners with blockchain game distributor Ultra for UOS testnet validation

It will be a corporate block producer for EOS-based protocol

In an interesting move, French game publisher Ubisoft has announced it’s going to run a node for forthcoming blockchain game distribution platform Ultra.

Ultra runs on a version of the EOSIO protocol it calls UOS and Ubisoft will be what it calls a ‘corporate block producer’ on the UOS testnet.

The UOS blockchain consists of both technical and corporate block producers, each of which have different roles in terms of securing the blockchain and building its business model, hence the two different definitions.

We strongly believes all blockchain use cases that bring value to players are important to support.

Nicolas Pouard Ubisoft

“Our team at the Strategic Innovation Lab strongly believes all blockchain use cases that bring value to players are important to support, and Ultra offers a solution that does just that,” commented Ubisoft’s blockchain initiative director Nicolas Pouard.

“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.”

Going live soon?

Ultra has already announced it’s working with other block producers including crypto exchange Bitfinex, EOS Rio and EOS New York.

It’s not clear when the UOS mainnet will go live but Ubisoft will start producing blocks on the testnet in 2019 and expects to be part of the launch team when the UOS mainnet goes live.

The company raised $3 million and revealed a video showing the UX for its store front.

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