The people who made the console say it will work with eight blockchains and have its own digital wallet, token, and marketplace. A prototype will be ready in “a few months.”
Polium, a company that says it is “building the products and infrastructure for Web3 gaming,” is launching a gaming console that will support multiple blockchains and nonfungible tokens (NFTs).
The “Polium One” console, which was announced on July 3, is set to come out in Q3 2024. It will support the Ethereum (ETH), Solana (SOL), Polygon (MATIC), BNB Chain (BNB), ImmutableX, Harmony, EOS, and WAX blockchains.
At the moment, the only thing we know about the console is that it will have a 4K Ultra HD resolution and 120 frames per second. Polium says that the console’s hardware and software will be built with the help of its community, and that it will have a working prototype in “a few months.”
Polium says that the console will have its own multichain cryptocurrency wallet, and the controller will have a wallet button to make it easier for users to trade. A fingerprint scanner on the controller will make sure that transactions from the console are safe and real.
The price of the console is unknown, but Polium plans to make an NFT called “Polium Pass” that will let people claim a console on the day it first comes out. Pass holders will get another NFT, which can be staked in the future to get a “PLAY” token, which is the console’s native token for making purchases on its marketplace app.
Polium plans to give away 10,000 consoles to Polium Pass holders and partners in Q3 2024. In Q3 2025, more consoles will be made for the general public. It wants to sell more than 1 million units.
People have already said that the company’s logo looks too much like that of another popular game console, the Nintendo GameCube. Polium said it didn’t copy the logo and is already making a new one “that is original.”