Hardware news Playdate: prices, pre-orders, accessories … everything to do with the hand-cranked laptop
Designed by Panic, to whom we owe the edition of Firewatch and Untitled Goose Game, the Playdate is a small yellow portable console with three buttons and a crank. This unusual concept is slowly approaching its release and the designers have said it all!
The Playdate announced in 2019 has unfortunately suffered plant closings and has therefore postponed its release. Obviously, this did not prevent Panic’s ambitions, on the contrary. Upstream you live
which ended not long ago, the designers announced that the console went from 12 to 24 games, from 2 to 4 GB of memory, and from $ 149 to $ 179. All of these games that you can find in the list below make up the first season of content as Panic has chosen to go with titles that will be available for a limited time. These will be included with every console purchased at release, and a new title will be playable every two weeks. Note that lovely names participated, like Zach Gage (SpellTower) and Bennett Foddy
(Overcome), et que tous the developers anyone who wants to create on the medium can do so from a special website.
The games of season 1
Crankin’s time travel adventure
Casual bird watcher
Executive Golf DX
Forrest Byrnes: Up in smoke
Lost your marbles
Pick Pack Puppy
Pre-orders start in July, on a date to be determined. Don’t worry if you plan to do it as the manufacturer will notify you in advance. Note, however that no information was given for Europe
and that the import may need to be performed. Today’s life also allowed us to discover two accessories. The first is le Playdate Stereo, a kind of dock for inserting the machine. This means it can be placed anywhere and use two Bluetooth speakers. They improve the sound quality of the games, but also allow the activation of a small radio called Poolsuite FM. For his part, la playdate cover will protect the small console for the sum of 29 US dollars. Unfortunately, the price of the Playdate Stereo has not been announced.