Gamers have become accustomed to different varieties of their favorite pastime. There’s console/PC gaming and portable/mobile gaming, of course. But there’s a brand new sub-genre that’s quickly gaining steam among its contemporaries - blockchain gaming. Blockchain games span a wide variety of different genres and are mainly distributed via the open-source program called Ethereum. And for those who’ve given this new form of gaming a chance, titles such as Axie Infinity, CryptoKitties, and Gods Unchained should certainly ring a bell.
DevTeam.Space offers a straightforward explanation of blockchain in gaming as a whole: “Blockchain in gaming enables interoperable profiles of players: Crypto traders and investors have the public address that they can use for transactions across different blockchain networks. If you create your games on the blockchain, your players can take their unique public addresses from one game to the other. And TechRepublic provides a thorough explanation of how blockchain games utilize NFTs: “Often called a public ledger, a blockchain is a secure and unchangeable log made up of metadata about when and how each transaction occurred. Blockchains are cryptographically secured, which provides security and trust for users. On a blockchain, in-game assets are represented as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).”
There’s an interested party that’s made some strong efforts in the world of blockchain gaming thus far. And surprisingly, it’s a major game publisher/developer you’ve probably heard of - Ubisoft. The AAA gaming giant that’s responsible for the Assassin's Creed, Far Cry and Rainbow Six IPs is one of the first big-name publishers/developers to make strides in the blockchain gaming industry. And it may come as a surprise to learn that their blockchain gaming efforts are many.