Polium Unveils first ever ‘NFT games console’ for web3 gaming
Polium, a Web 3 firm, has introduced the Polium One, an NFT game console that it claims as "the world's first multi-chain gaming console.”
The console, which Polium says will be delivered in Q3 2024, can only be pre-ordered by players who purchase a 'Polium Pass,' an NFT on the Ethereum network with a limited supply of 10,000 tokens.
Polium further claimed :
“The console will be powerful enough to run high-performance games and will be easy to use for a traditional gamer who doesn’t understand Web 3,”
According to Polium, the console's controller will contain a fingerprint scanner for security, as well as a 'wallet' button that would provide gamers rapid access to the console's multi-chain wallet, which will be built for “trading, exchanging, staking, and receiving cryptocurrencies.”
Despite the fact that Polium claims only four people are working on the hardware, the company says the console will be capable of 8K HDR at 120fps with ray tracing.
The NFT Game Console is already under the scrutiny of critics
The announcement has been met with much criticism and scepticism from a lot of gamers who are, at best, unsure about the benefits of blockchain gaming and, at worst, believe it is a hoax.
Some people have also noticed that the console's logo appears to be an upside-down version of the GameCube logo.
Likewise, many people took to social media to criticize the console for ‘Copying’ GameCube Logo. The NFT video game system developers attempted to counter by pointing out that the GameCube’s logo included a “G.” The Polium One, on the other hand, has a “P.”
Realizing that answer wasn’t enough to appease the public, the business eventually tweeted that there are a number of companies with extremely similar logos and that the objective was never to mimic the GameCube.
“It looks familiar but GameCube has a G and the cube represents their name,” the company replied on Twitter. “Our cube represents blockchain and the P stands for Polium.”