Polyme is a physical emulator that lets you use your original games and controllers to play your favorite games in the modern era. I’ve heard great things about Polymega and would buy it if I could. The base unit starts at $549 and lets you play many CD-ROM-based games like the original PlayStation, Sega Saturn, and more, but you can also get modules that let you play cartridge-based games like the NES and SNES, among others. . Another thing is that the modules have ports for connecting the original controllers and they look nice together with the Polymega controllers that use the same port. It’s a very smooth system. There’s even a light gun designed to work with HDTV! It’s all great. However, Polymega has recently announced some exciting news: the Polymega App.

The Polymega app is a free downloadable on-the-go app that gives you access to a collection of games, game states, installations and more via the cloud. You can also use any standard disc drive to play, install and manage your old games from your device. I know discs are getting rarer over time, but it’s still a small achievement for those who like to have one. If you don’t have a disc drive, don’t worry because Polymega has your back with the announced Polymega Remix. This is a piece of hardware that allows you to connect your CDs and cartridges to your PC and other devices via USB to use the Polymega application. That’s pretty fantastic, especially since it starts at just $149 when it goes on sale with details on the way. It’s much more convenient!

Polymega has announced a premium subscription for its Polymega app called Polymega XL. Not much is known about the premium features (including pricing), but one of those premium features appears to be cloud access for playing your games on multiple devices. If you purchase a Polymega Base Unit or Deluxe Bundle before December 31, 2022, you’ll get access to the closed beta version of the Polymega app, as well as exclusive access to Polymega XL in beta and 1 year of free upgrades. to Polymega XL after beta release. If you’ve ordered anything else from Polymega, you’ll have access to the free closed beta version.

Finally, Polymega announced a new, 2nd generation universal wireless controller that uses a lower latency 2.4GHz connection, improved battery life, and is compatible with Android. This new controller will be included in deliveries of Polymega devices in 2023 and beyond.

All of this is exciting, but there are a few things to keep in mind. First, we don’t have specific release dates for anything. Polymega hopes to launch a closed beta for the Polymega app in March, but that’s about all we know. Second, Polymega is notorious for delays. I understand that it’s not their fault, but many people are still upset that they didn’t receive their product. All of this is to say that it sounds pretty good, but don’t get your hopes up.