Commodore announces intention to re-enter gaming PC market

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For a generation, Commodore was a byword for gaming – and there’s still a big nostalgia market for the C64 and Amiga. But rose-coloured spectacles don’t sell high-end gaming machines, specifications do. So it will be interesting to see what the company produces at this year’s CeBIT show in Hannover for its re-entry into the gaming market.

In truth, I’m hoping to pleasantly surprised, but after last year’s less-than-successful Gravel multimedia device, it looks like a tall order to compete with the big boys. Still, with phrases like “a new breed of gaming PC” and “highest specifications available for gamers” being thrown around, we’ll certainly be paying close attention.

According to Bala Keilman, CEO for Commodore Gaming: “25 years ago, Commodore launched the best selling personal computer of the late 20th Century, the C64, and defined the early computer games experience for millions of people
worldwide. We are privileged and excited to bring the Commodore brand back
to the gaming community and mark a new chapter in its history with this
exceptional machine. We’re sure that it will deliver what gamers need and
want.”

The new range of gaming PCs will be launched at the CeBIT show in
Hannover, Germany, on 15th March. We will be covering the show, so you’ll be the first to know if Commodore delivers.

Commodore website

Dave Walker