The first ‘NFT games console’ has been announced

A new console aimed at ‘Web 3 gaming’ has been announced and immediately achieved with resistance from some players.

Net 3 enterprise Polium statements its ‘Polium One’ method will be “the world’s to start with multi-chain gaming console” that will be able of jogging video games developed on distinct blockchains.

“The console will be impressive more than enough to operate significant-effectiveness game titles and will be easy to use for a common gamer who does not recognize Internet 3,” Polium statements.

The console, which Polium says will be produced in Q3 2024, will only be ready to be pre-requested by gamers who get a ‘Polium Pass’, an NFT on the Ethereum network of which 10,000 will be minted.

According to Polium, the console’s controller will contain a fingerprint scanner for protection, and a ‘wallet’ button to give gamers speedy obtain to the console’s multi-chain wallet created for “trading, swapping, staking and acquiring cryptocurrency”.

Despite Polium’s admission that only four persons are functioning on the hardware, it also claims that the console will be able of 8K HDR at 120fps and ray tracing.

The announcement has been fulfilled with substantially criticism and scepticism from a number of players who are, at very best, not yet persuaded on the deserves of blockchain gaming, and at worst believe it to be a fraud.

Some have also pointed out that the console’s emblem seems to be an upside-down consider on the GameCube logo.

“It seems to be familiar but GameCube has a G and the cube signifies their name,” the company replied on Twitter. “Our cube signifies blockchain and the P stands for Polium.”

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Not even the newly-recognized Polium Discord server, which appeared to start with no moderation, has been absolutely free of criticism.

In the Discord’s ‘scam alert’ channel, presumably set up to permit customers report possible NFT scams, a amount of buyers basically replied “this total project”.

In the ‘ideas and feedback’ channel, the initially remark simply says: “give up”.

Polium has now posted a assertion on the Discord addressing the preliminary reaction, accusing some of ‘FUD’, an acronym indicating ‘fear, uncertainty and doubt’.

“We have been obtaining FUD and criticism with regards to our capacity to execute,” the statement reads. “To explain, it’s 4 of us that are creating the practical prototype for the console and controller.

The first ‘NFT games console’ has been announced
The alleged Polium 1 controller will have a fingerprint scanner and a wallet button

“We have experience in components and software development. We are at the moment carrying out the electricity tree for the console’s board. We should really have a functional prototype by November or ahead of.

“We will exhibit the prototype stay on YouTube or have a perfectly-trusted influencer demonstrate you all. The prototype will show that the console can operate online games that are on various blockchains and designed with distinct programming languages.

“We will not get any pre-orders/funding until finally we display the prototype and if the group is intrigued. Once we have a functional prototype, we will develop the console for manufacturing.

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Concerning the deficiency of any confirmed game titles, the statement reads: “There will be video games on the console, and we will make some bulletins soon. We are at present talking to match builders.

“For the emblem, we did not copy Nintendo’s GameCube emblem. But we are listening to the neighborhood, and we will seek the services of a new illustrator to structure a extra initial emblem for us.”

It concludes: “Some of you are not passionate about Web 3 and are only right here for entertainment and FUD. But we will start banning people today. Anything is feasible when you are passionate about a trouble. We will deliver. Keep tuned.”