Okay, how many times do we get to discuss upcoming, new, hardware? Not that often, not nearly as often as we do games for old platforms. The man behind RETRO Magazine has been tipping his toes in the waters of hardware manufacturing and launching a new gaming platform. How he plans on doing this is unique and interesting but will fans flock or flee from the RETRO Video Game System?
Over on the NintendoAge forums Mike Kennedy, under the screen name of GameGavel, has started a topic titled “New RETRO Console – looking for Retro game devs”. In this thread some interesting details about the RETRO VGS are divulged. For one, the molds for the Atari Jaguar system and cartridges have been purchased. The purpose of obtaining these molds is to produce the new RETRO VGS in the shape of the failed Atari console. Since there are no pictures available of the RETRO VGS I cannot verify the final design, though Mike mentions in that thread on NA that the controller will be reworked in some way.
Another tidbit released is that the RETRO VGS will be hitting Kickstarter where fans can put money towards its completion. For those that do not know, RETRO has had two successful Kickstarter campaigns so far, it remains to be seen if the wave of success will ride out for a third campaign. The last console to successfully find funding on Kickstarter was the Ouya, as far as I know.
The specific companies and individuals connected with the RETRO Video Game System have been redacted from this article until official announcement has been made by those individuals.
Currently cold hard details are hard to come by on this new console. As more is made available, I will make sure that we cover it ASAP.
Previous RETRO VGS coverage here on RGM:
RGM Interview with RETRO VGS Team (unofficial copy from audio interview)
RETRO VGS Sees Immense Social Media Backlash as Crowdfunding Project Begins
New Hardware- RETRO Video Game System in Development
Prototype Designs of RETRO Video Game System Shown, New Developer Confirmed
First Game for Retro Video Game System Announced, First Screenshot Here
RETRO Video Game System and the Looming Identity Crisis Within
Rumor: Shovel Knight Could be coming to Retro Video Game System, RETRO Talks with Retro City Rampage
Possible Method of New Game Releases for Retro Video Game System Revealed