Panic’s Playdate handheld will be ready for streamers when it launches sometime this year
We’re nonetheless ready on a launch date for the Playdate, a tiny handheld with a crank made by Untitled Goose Sport writer Panic, however Panic simply showed off a new feature for the gadget on the official Playdate Twitter account: you’ll be capable of plug the Playdate in to your laptop and mirror its display screen.
As Playdate says in its tweet, there are plenty of potential use-cases for this, together with higher accessibility and making it simpler to stream your Playdate gameplay. And urgent the digital buttons within the Playdate app will move them again to your Playdate gadget, supplying you with one other method to play your video games. (It doesn’t seem like there’s a digital crank, however possibly that’s one thing Panic hasn’t proven off but.)
Right here’s a brief video of the pc connection in motion:
Right here’s a enjoyable little new factor we made. Plug in your Playdate, launch this app, and it will mirror your Playdate display screen to your PC/Mac/Linux in real-time. Good for streamers, YouTubers, and higher accessibility. Enter from the PC can move by to the Playdate additionally! pic.twitter.com/OE8q1X0txC
— Playdate (@playdate) March 24, 2021
Whereas the Playdate laptop app might look slightly small in this video, you’ll be capable of make it larger, Panic mentioned in a reply on Twitter. And should you pay attention carefully to the video, it’s also possible to hear some extraordinarily charming Playdate menu sound results, which Panic says are new.
The Playdate was first revealed in 2019, with video games in improvement from Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi, Good Sudoku developer Zach Gage, and extra. On the time, Panic anticipated to ship the Playdate in early 2020, however mentioned in October that it expects to kick off orders in “early 2021.”
Panic has additionally arrange a Twitter account, @playdateAlerts, that will solely tweet when there’s “vital” information concerning the Playdate. If you wish to know precisely when you’ll be able to order the gadget, @playdateAlerts looks as if it a great account to observe.
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