CCompanies like Apple and Google have struggled to get new products out the door due to the pandemic, so it makes sense that less will be in the same boat. And while we still do not know when long drawn out Playdate handheld will be available for preorder, has Panic a fun new feature for developers and streamers that also improve accessibility for all players.
First announced back in early 201
Coming up two years after the original announcement, we still do not know when Playdate will be sent, or when prebookings will be available. But now, thanks to a tweet from the company official Twitter account, we know Playdate will support connection to a computer so that the gameplay can be mirror on a Windows, Mac OS or Linux PC in real time through a window. That window it can too scaled so players can see the stunning 1-bit graphics on a larger screen.
The feature will also make it much easier for players to stream games or capture footage for reviews instead of having to point a camera at Playdate’s screen. In a perhaps even more interesting twist, while the controls on the Playdate itself can still be used to control the action, the controls on the Playdate PC can also be connected, which will potentially allow players who rely on devices like Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller to enjoy the innovative handheld, also.
The tweet is also a reminder that the Panic team is still working to get Playdate out the door, and that there is no other piece of hardware steam that promises a unique retro-inspired experience without delivering. But with $ 200 analog pocket on the way this year, which promises a series of thousands of classic games thanks to the perfect emulation, and choosing Playdate instead will be a tough decision given how little we have actually seen in terms of what it can do, or how fun 1-bit games will be. actually be. At least lo-fi Arduboy is only $ 29.