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CD64: Hombre CD32-style console

Developer: Commodore
Planned Release Date: 1994/95?

As a reaction to the console boom of the early 1990s, Commodore planned to develop a CD32-style unit for the low-end market. The concept machine, mentioned briefly in Dave Haynie's PDF Hombre documentation, would portray little resemblance to previous Amigas - there were no plans to provide a AmigaOS port or offer compatibility with previous models.

As the console was in an early conceptual stage, details are limited on its capabilities. Existing specifications indicate it would offer graphical performance simi;ar to the Sega Saturn by using the Hombre chipset, and feature a member of the Motorola 68k family (most likely the 68020). Software libraries, such as OpenGL support,  would be provided on game CD, avoiding the additional cost of a Kickstart ROM.

Dave Haynie has suggested the machine may have been launched as the CD64.

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