Polium has big plans. With the “Polium One” system, the company wants to launch a console that focuses on crypto gaming including NFTs.
Web 3 company Polium has announced what it calls the “world’s first multi-chain gaming console” with the “Polium One” system. It is said to be able to run games on different blockchains.
The console, which Polium says is set to launch in Q3 2024, can be pre-ordered by players who purchase a “Polium Pass” — an NFT on the Ethereum network, of which 10,000 will be made available.
However, the company will not accept any pre-orders or financing until a prototype has been presented and the community shows interest in it. After that, a console suitable for production should be built.
Specifications are still open
The specifications have not yet been determined. However, the goal is to build a powerful console that can display 4K video games with 8K HDR.
“The console will be powerful enough to run high-performance games. And it will be easy to use for a traditional gamer who doesn’t understand Web 3,” claims Polium.
According to Polium, the controller will include a fingerprint scanner for security, as well as a “wallet” button that will give players quick access to the console’s multi-chain wallet, which is used for “trading, exchanging, wagering and receiving Cryptocurrencies” is designed.
Of course, a console without games is of little use to hardware buyers. But soon some first projects will be presented. “There will be games on the console and we will be making some announcements soon. We are currently in talks with game developers.”
Players are skeptical
The announcement of the “Polium One” system was met with much criticism and skepticism from the players. On the one hand, the plans for blockchain gaming were far from convincing all members of the gaming community. Not a few players also believe that the NFT console is a pure rip-off.
However, Polium would like to be as transparent as possible and show the prototype live on YouTube or ask a trusted influencer to present the hardware.
The prototype will then prove that the console can run games based on different blockchains and built with different programming languages. More details are listed on the official website.
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It is rather questionable whether the “Polium One” will ever be published. In the past, players have repeatedly made it clear that they are not interested in NFTs and the like. Other attempts to enter the console market were also usually doomed to failure.
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