Blockchain company Zilliqa is announcing the launch of its Web3-based console. The console is designed for the crypto-minded, featuring first-party games from the company, a Web3 wallet, and mining utilities. The overall goal of the device is to enable players to play games while mining Zil tokens.

Zilliqa hopes to increase its platform onboarding by including a Web3 wallet and a gaming hub. The gaming hub brings crypto apps and games together in one place. Players can also earn rewards or buy and sell in the marketplace. In October, the gaming hub enters into early access beta testing. The consoles should be available for pre-order in Q1 2023.

Zilliqa’s hardware console and gaming hub will allow non-crypto natives to earn money while playing fun games without the complexity of managing the crypto they earn. We will launch the console and gaming hub early next year with two our games, followed by more games from various creators. With the backing of Zilliqa’s large crypto community and the easy-to-use infrastructure, we do not doubt that we can become the Steam equivalent for Web3 games.

Valentin Cobelea, head of gaming technology

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