A “PC Classic” is in the works, promising 80s/90s DOS games to TV form factors


A “PC Classic” is in the works, promising 80s/90s DOS games to TV form factors

With the popularity of “Classic” mini consoles, it was only a matter of time before somebody attempted the same thing for DOS games in the PC, cashing in on the craze of console miniaturisation that has taken the world by storm. 

Unit-e has revealed their “PC Classic” mini console, offering users the ability to play DOS Classics with ease, offering joystick support and keyboard/mouse support when appropriate, offering “at least 30 games” on the console itself as well as the ability to purchase more titles individually. 

The mini console is targetting a price tag of $99, with plans to ship the unit with a gamepad and potentially deliver a mini keyboard and mouse with the system. The system will also ship in classic PC beige and in another undisclosed colour option. 

The device itself offers support for three USB ports, two at the front and one at the back, with support for both HDMI and composite video out. The company also plans to generate the funding required to manufacture the PC Classic and license the gaming IP for the system’s included titles by using crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo. 

The main problems that this device faces the “PC Classic” is the widespread availability of many DOS classics on modern operating systems though gaming websites like GOG, Steam and a variety of DOS emulators, calling into question the need for such a device. 

Would you be interested in purchasing a “PC Classic” console? You can join the discussion on Unit-e PC Classic on the OC3D Forums.