Since Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition took the gaming world by storm in 2016, console manufacturers have been working on “Classic” machines packed with a few ROMs and lots of nostalgia. PC gamers can’t really expect such a thing since almost every older title in our platform of choice’s back catalog is playable on modern machines. Or can’t we? Meet the PC Classic!
Created by Unit-e Technologies, this beautiful baby promises to bring classic DOS games to the living room in a small, affordable package that doesn’t require any sort of tinkering. Sadly, we won’t be able to get our hands on one of these until next year, though a crowdfunding drive is set to start near the end of 2018.
According to the people working on the PC Classic, the machine will ship with at least 30 games, with more being offered for purchase in the future. We don’t have a list of titles yet, but Unit-e strongly hinted at classics created by id Software, Firaxis, and other big hitters straight out of the most glorious pages of PC gaming history.
The PC Classic will ship with a gamepad, though the developers are not sure if they’ll also be able to include a mini keyboard and mouse as well (they intend to offer additional peripherals in their website after the product launches). Of course, external mice and keyboard (or gamepads) will be supported as well.
And the best part? All of this can be ours for just US$99.