MACWORLD Connectix: Nintendo emulator and not only
"An emulator for Nintendo? It is part of our strategy, we are a company that essentially produces emulators and it would be absurd if we did not think about expanding our market ”Michael Loftus, vice president of Connectix, confirms to Macity the rumors that had circulated a few months ago about the possible and innovative product in progress of study to the company of San Mateo. To make the revelation MacUser UK who had published a vast article on the subject. "I confirm what I had declared then – told us Loftus – but I can't say much more." At the moment we have not made progress in this area. We are still closely pressured by the Sony trial. First we have to do this business. " The cause referred to by Loftus is the well-known controversy that opposes Connectix to the Japanese giant precisely for the realization of VGS. A victory in front of the San Francisco court would set a precedent that could free up a series of projects that are going slowly due to the uncertainty surrounding the world of reverse engineering. "Once relieved of this burden – Connectix managers say – we will devote ourselves to studying other products" But at what point is Nintendo's emulator. It is just a project or a real product being tested. "I cannot respond to this – Loftus told us again – we do not make such precise statements about products that have not yet been announced. I reiterate, however, that we are very interested in an emulator of this type, as in other consoles. Among these could there also be the Microsoft X-BOX? "Certainly – says Loftus – there could be. We are studying emulations for another couple of consoles ”. What are the main difficulties in making products of this type? "Essentially the power of the machines. A PSX-2, for example, is as powerful as a Pentiu; and a half. In order to make a PSx-2 emulator work with acceptable speed, we need machines that are as powerful as three Pentiums and are not available for now. The same problem will arise when the X-BOX is released. But as time goes by this kind of problem becomes surmountable … "Coming to released products it must be said that at the Connectix stand in the half hour of our stay the most requested and sold package was undoubtedly VGS. "People ask us, not only here in America, but also elsewhere. However, we have some difficulties with Pal games. We have to come to Europe and buy them for this we have tested less than NTSC games "In any case, the European market for Connectix is very interesting for its size and the popularity of PSX" We hope to push our emulators a lot. In the future we will carefully support the market of the old continent "