Gaming giant Ubisoft joins the Blockchain Game Alliance consortium

04 Oct, 2018
by Matthew Kim
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Gaming giant Ubisoft joins the Blockchain Game Alliance consortium

Ubisoft, the gaming company behind iconic titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and Tom Clancy games, announced at the Blockchain Game Summit in France that it will become a the inaugural member of the Blockchain Game Alliance consortium.

The group is described on its website to be a “collation of gaming and blockchain companies committed to advocate for the democratization of Blockchain within the gaming industry”. It further states that the “breakthrough technology” of blockchain will bring “numerous new benefits to the whole ecosystem” and “foster new ways to create and play games”. Ultimately, the group states that its goal is to “Help spread the integration of Blockchain by developing common standards and best practices”.

According to MCV, the CEO of Ultra, Nicolas GIlot, said:

"The Blockchain Game Alliance is advocating for a universal standard in the blockchain gaming space to create a more interoperable and transparent ecosystem, which will benefit stakeholders, by furthering innovation and ensuring economic viability."

As blockchain technology tends to attract those entrenched in technology-related industries, it is no surprise that the gaming industry has found an interest with blockchain technology. In fact, it has been known that Ubisoft has had an interest in blockchain technology for its uses in gaming. As of now, it is unknown how exactly the group intends to use blockchain technology for the gaming ecosystem, but it will be surely be interesting to keep an eye out.

Other gaming companies joining Ubisoft include Alto, Enjin, EverdreamSoft, Fig, Gimli, and Ultra.

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