Veteran computing firm Commodore looks set to launch a gaming product, following recent forays into portable media players.

Commodore returns to gaming

The firm that now owns the Commodore name looks like it is going to take the brand back to its roots by launching a range of high end gaming PCs.

Rumours are circulating that the new range will be unveiled at CeBIT on March 15th in Hanover, Germany. However those behind the new venture are staying tight lipped about the details.

The Commodore Gaming website simply contains the statement ‘they are coming’ alongside a countdown and a retro style space invader image, while the Commodore World corporate website contains no reference or link to it at all.

The move into gaming represents somewhat of a U-turn for the resurrected brand. Since its re-emergence its only contribution to the technology sector has been products such as the Gravel ­ a portable media player with built in Wi-Fi.

Never the less, Commodore’s top brass are pushing the brand back into gaming with all guns blazing. "25 years ago, Commodore launched the best selling personal computer of the late 20th century, the C64, and defined the early computer games experience for millions of people worldwide,” Bala Keilman, CEO for Commodore Gaming told gadget site Pocket Lint.

“We are privileged and excited to bring the Commodore brand back to the gaming community and mark a new chapter in its history with this exceptional machine. We’re sure that it will deliver what gamers need and want."

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