Big firms aren't the only video game makers interested in retro games. Unit-e Technologies , an American group specializing for several years in the design of arcade machines and the creation of small PC games, is also planning to launch a retro console: the PC Classic . It's a miniature console like Nintendo's NES and SNES Classic Mini, but it allows you to play DOS games from the 80s and 90s.
Basically, the console should allow gamers to play games that were available at the time on any personal computer.
Note that Unit-e Technologies will launch a crowdfunding campaign towards the end of this month to finance the device. Without wishing to be pessimistic, the console is unlikely to interest gamers, especially knowing that Sony will launch the PlayStation Classic on the market next December.
A console inspired by retro computers
The design of the Classic PC is inspired by desktops from thirty years ago. The model consists in particular of a small case similar to a central unit from the 90s.
We still have very little information on the console. For now, we just know that it could be plugged into a TV using an HDMI cable. In addition, it should come with a controller, but would also be compatible with the controllers of other game consoles such as Xbox and PlayStation.
It is also possible that the device is delivered with a keyboard and a mouse in order to offer a maximum of authenticity to the players.
A project still uncertain
Unit-e Technologies explained in a FAQ that the PC Classic is expected to come with around thirty games, but the console's gaming repertoire is expected to expand thereafter.
In its teaser, the manufacturer of game consoles mentions "DOOM" among the titles planned for the console. However, this mention is not official and nothing proves that this game is indeed part of the future games offered by on the miniature console.
In addition, the firm is counting on a crowdfunding campaign to make its projects a reality. We should not therefore exclude the possibility that the game console will never see the light of day.