Another day, another delay. Just a day after removing Valve, which delayed Steam Deck until 2022, Panic did the same with Playdate. But this time, it wasn't a shortage of parts, but a set of faulty batteries that caused the delay.
Panic, who launched the adventure game Firewatch in late 2016, introduced the Playdate in mid-2019. An exotic hand eschews high-powered hardware and charming graphics in favor of a minimalist design with a unique crankshaft mechanism and seasonal distribution method for games. p>
Pre-game 20,000 Playdates It rose. It was ordered last summer and was delivered less than 20 minutes before its scheduled start date in late 2021. Sorry, the mysterious startup window is no longer valid. p>
Hello! If you pre-ordered Playdate, check your email for a copy of "Playdate Owner Update #1". There is bad news (battery tragedy means late 2021 units are now early 2022, please email for your timing) but also good news (Pulp + SDK release date!!) Thanks for reading. pic.twitter.com/03BUolZetY- Playdate (playdate) November 11, 2021
Panic said that with the first 5,000 units arriving in their California warehouse, they soon realized that some of them limited their expected battery life. In fact, the packets on some systems were so drained that they didn't turn on at all and couldn't charge. p>
This led to several months of research, which eventually led to panic. Decide to replace all available batteries with packages from a different supplier. This meant they had to ship all 5,000 Playdates of new batteries to Malaysia. p>
The good news is that they have already received new batteries from the new supplier, the company said, they have a great appearance.
In related news, Panic said it's experiencing supply issues (just like everyone else) and the current Playdate CPU has been ordered for another two years. It simply isn't possible to wait that long, so the team revised the original Playdate board (for units to be built later next year) to use a similar, but more widely available CPU. The company said end users won. He adds that when it comes to gaming, you don't notice anything different, which gives them the best chance of sending more handhelds in 2022.
Panic delays manual start date to 2022 due to defective batteries