Gaming-focused blockchain, Zilliqa announced that it has launched a web3 gaming console prototype with an in-built crypto miner and web3 wallet. Layer-1 Network said the move is designed to “include millions of non-crypto natives in the blockchain gaming ecosystem.”
Following the announcement of his recent partnership with Zylica, Xborg founder Louis Regis exclusively revealed crypto slate,
“Playing Web3 games should be no different from playing Web2 games. A Web3 native gaming console with a native wallet is a huge step towards mass adoption of Web3 gaming.”
Zilliqa explained that “the challenge of setting up a Web3 wallet as a non-crypto native has made it problematic for gamers to engage in blockchain games.” The team believes the issue has caused “division” within the gaming community.
The prototype hardware aims to reduce friction during the onboarding process for gamers new to Web3. Included within the device are exclusive access to Zilliqa games, the ability to mine Z|L tokens through gameplay, a gaming hub, and a Web3 wallet embedded in the console.
Valentin Kobelia, Head of Gaming Technology at Zilliqa commented,
“Upon announcing our first game at Gamescom, we received a great response from the gaming community, and we’re excited to say this was just the beginning.”
The console is slated to be released in early 2023 alongside two Zilliqa launch titles. Images of the prototype show both HDMI and DisplayPort, as well as 4 x USB3 ports, 2 x USB2 ports, an Ethernet connection, 1 x 3.5mm headphone port, and 1 x USB-C port.
Consumers will be able to pre-order the console in Q1 2023, with beta testing starting in October 2022.
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