We've been keeping our eyes on the Polymega for what feels like forever; the console aims to be the only retro gaming device you'll need, offering support for a wide range of systems, including NES, SNES, Mega Drive, Neo Geo CD and even Sony PlayStation.
The project has hit a few delays over the past few years, but beta units are now out in the wild and performance is impressive; a second beta phase was due to happen recently but a production issue outside of the control of the Polymega team has delayed things. The second batch of beta units is expected to ship next week, so if you enrolled in that programme, you might be getting an email soon.
The delay of the second beta phase – and the recent production hiccup – means that the Polymega team has now pencilled in November 15th, 2020 as the proposed launch date for the base unit and the four announced modules – which means it will be around a year late (it was supposed to be with us for the 2019 holiday season, or thereabouts). However, it has been stated that this date could potentially come forward.
It has also been revealed that support Famicom carts could be on the table:
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This article was originally published by nintendolife.com on Tue 7th July, 2020.