Gaming giant Ubisoft, known for games like Assassin’s Creed and the Tom Clancy series, has signed on to be one of the founding members of the Blockchain Game Alliance. Members of this group will work together to develop industry standards for the blockchain future of video games. This was reported by the British trade journal MCV.
The Blockchain Game Alliance also includes Consensys, a blockchain development studio, and indie game publisher Fig. These companies are joined by several others, like Enjin, Ultra, B2expand and EverdreamSoft.
Ubisoft has been eyeing cloud gaming for some while now. CEO Yves Guillemot stated in June that he believes gaming consoles are slowly dying. “There’s a good chance that step-by-step we will see less and less hardware”, he stated in an interview with Variety. “There will be one more console generation, and then after that we will be streaming, all of us.”
In September Dutch game studio Codeglue saw its pitch financed for an online action game build on blockchain technology. All while blockchain projects like Ark, Enjin and Playkey are already building blockchain tech and ledgers aimed at the video games industry.