Blockchain Company Zilliqa To Launch a Web3 Gaming Console.
Zilliqa, a public blockchain addressing some of the issues associated with scalability and throughput associated with cryptocurrencies, is launching a Web3 focused console with the capabilities to cryptocurrency wallet and mining as well as featuring gaming titles from the firm.
Releasing Multiple Prototype Images
An array of ports, including HDMI, Ethernet, and USB connections, were shown in prototype images released on Sept. 23, although the unit’s full hardware specifications and price remain unknown.
The console is similar in appearance to a console from Xbox, but the top of it has two green panels.
“The #Zilliqa gaming console seems to be taking a page from the OG Xbox playbook by putting letters into the hardware design,” said one Twitter user.
— ChaseRaz (@ChaseRaz) September 22, 2022
The Twitter user also said that he “Hope it creates a new wave of games that are more advanced than the stuff we have now. Most of the present games remind me of when we’d write BASIC games on old DOS machines (or before!).”
Meanwhile, another Twitter user who goes with @jusezx Twitter name commented “this can be a big deal if they get the games right and the marketing. In the world people only play video games.and this also brings credibility to zilliqa.”
this can be a big deal if they get the games right and the marketing .in the world people only play video games.and this also brings credibility to zilliqa
— jusezx (@jusezx) September 22, 2022
Beta Testing Console Begin in October
According to Zilliqa, the console aims to be user-friendly, and users will be rewarded by mining its native token ZIL by completing gaming missions, quests and tasks.
The console will be available for pre-order in the first quarter of 2023 after beta testing begins in October.
According to the site, Zilliqa has 15 gaming projects using its layer-1 blockchain for smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps).
This July Web3 gaming startup Polium announced a similar console, called the Polium One, that supports gaming non-fungible tokens (NFTs) across eight blockchains, although it is not scheduled to be released until Q3 2024.