The ZX Spectrum Vega, which we’ve previously reported on, is due to enter production in February. The new model of the console will include 1.000 pre-installed games. Unlike many of today’s computers, the new Spectrum will be manufactured in the UK by SMS Electronics in Nottinghamshire.
Sir Clive Sinclair is a backer of the project, as well as a shareholder in the company that designed the new model – Retro Computers. The machine will be capable of running the 14,000 titles designed for the system.
The Vega was the product of a successful Kickstarter campaign, the proceeds of which will fund the first run of 1000 Spectrums. The machine includes an ARM-based SOC, memory chip, and flash RAM which comes together to form a dedicated Spectrum emulator.
The ZX Spectrum was intensely popular in the UK back in the 1980s, introducing a whole generation to computing and video games. The console represents a very unique time in the British computer market – when many of the most popular machines in the country were British designed and made.
The new console will go on sale in February.
Source: BBC News