1980’s PC rival on the way back to retail.

Amiga set to return

After putting up a stern challenge to what was then known as the IBM PC, as well as other rivals such as the Atari ST, the Amiga brand seems set to return to the PC market.

ExtremeTech reports that whilst details remain thin on the ground, the new machines will in fact be PC based, with a PowerPC architecture and price points of between $500 and $1500. It is unknown what operating system the machines will use – though they’re unlikely to be bundled with Workbench.

The news has come after comments from ACK Software Controls, Amiga’s current software partner.

"I have been working on these designs with Amiga for almost 12 months,” ACK president Adam Kowalczyk stated. “I have been able to create two new designs that will fully support the needs and desires of today’s Amiga user, while opening the doors for new users.”

Apparently work is due to begin with retailers in the coming weeks.

The Amiga was launched in 1982 as part of Commodore. When the company went bankrupt in 1994 it licensed the name to UK developer Eyetech.

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