After valve and his Steam Deck, Panic confirms in his turn that he will not be able to ship the first copies of Playmate to those who thought to receive their copy of the small portable curiosity at the end of the year.
In fact, the 20,000 playmate copies previously expected at the end of the year will only be delivered from next year. The fault of a last minute problem related to the battery of the device, which must be replaced by a new one. We have made the difficult and costly decision to replace all our existing batteries with news from a totally different battery supplier, explains Label Passer de Panic. The good news is that the new battery will offer a better autonomy to the device.
Beyond the 20,000 first copies, Playmate s deliveries will not take place until the second half of 2022, or even 2023 for those who are not one of the first 50,000 orders, as explained here. Remember that the owners of the crank laptop will be able to discover games according to a seasons system. Season 1 will start when the user will turn on his machine for the first time. He will then have immediate access to two games before receiving two new games every Monday for three months.