Layer-1 Blockchain Zilliqa Reveals Plan for Web3 Gaming Console
Zilliqa, a Layer-1 blockchain, has announced its intention to develop the world’s 1st web3 gear console and gaming center, since the gaming sector has repeatedly shown its viability as a platform for deploying blockchain systems.
In reality, this week’s announcement contained more than simply ‘ideas,’ as a model of the console was presented, with a sleek and simple style with all the connectors you’d anticipate from a contemporary game console, including HDMI, Ethernet, USB-C, and USB 3.0. The console’s exact specs, including its CPU, memory/storage, visual abilities, etc., in addition to its pricing, will be revealed at a future stage for those interested in the finer details of its technology.
Regarding what the console would offer web3 players, the business has placed a major focus on player-friendliness, with complicated blockchain aspects like as cryptocurrency wallets and mining concealed from view.
Zilliqa aspires for its products to emphasize gameplay and a’skill-to-earn’ reward structure, as opposed to web3 games including Axie Infinity’s ‘play-to-earn’ elements.
With the opportunity to earn via skillful play and $ZIL mining capabilities at their fingertips, the business thinks that gamers will be able to basically cough up for the console through its use, and that the blockchain’s expanded network of foreign miners would contribute to its decentralization.
In April 2022, Zilliqa became a part of the Blockchain Gaming Alliance (BGA) and established collaborations with eSports organizations including MAD Lions, RRQ, and Alien World, therefore, its Blockster-like foray into hardware-centric web3 gaming shouldn’t come as much of astonishment to those who have closely followed the firm’s latest updates.
6 months in and our gaming team already developed the Unity SDK, WEB3WAR, and the gaming hub. But the one thing that brings everything together — is hardware 👀
That's right. Zilliqa is building its very own gaming console!
Hear them talk about it!https://t.co/dMdve3Jlwf
— Zilliqa (@zilliqa) September 23, 2022
However, Zilliqa’s foremost unique connection is with web3 eSports brand XBorg, whose fanbase will contribute in the development of the console’s marketing strategy and early gaming events. In exchange, XBorg members will have entry to the gaming centre’s beta trial in October.
After a favorable trial phase, the console is slated to ship in the first quarter of 2023. It will debut with two unique games, one of which is the free-to-play first-person combat WEB3WAR.