Our frenemy website, Indie Retro News, has a short post today telling us that Retro Games, the maker of TheC64, has a not-so-encrypted tease on their Facebook page showing a computer silhouette as a new release for 2021.
It doesn’t take two seconds to realize the mysterious computer is an Amiga 500! So yes, it looks like 2021 will bring a “THE” edition of the Amiga 500.
Unfortunately, the tease is nothing more than that, a teaser. There is no further information about it. Will Retro Games follow the same trend, first releasing the mini version, just for gamers and no real keyboard and then a full-size edition? Only the time will tell!
At first, a mini edition seems to be an obvious choice since it can be released as cheap as the TheC64 mini and still work as a fully-featured computer after connecting a keyboard via USB port.
It will be interesting to see if Retro Games will release the full-size version, considering the Amiga 500 footprint is quite large.
Whatever version is, it would be nice to see it using a licensed Kickstart helping us use it as an Amiga 500, running Workbench, playing games, developing programs, etc.
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I will keep my eyes open to see what else we can find about this new product that will, for sure, sell very well, maybe even more than TheC64. The Amiga broader audience went strong throughout the first half of the 90s, reaching a more considerable and now younger audience (30-40 y/o).