Playback Roadmap

In this article, you can read more about what we have planned for the Playback app, short and long term. The features below will be released to the public in multiple updates mostly due to the fact that the Playback app is entirely the work of only one person at the moment.

The features that are being developed for the Playback software will benefit also the future devices made for other consoles as part of the Operator series. The software is under continuous development and we strive with every new release to bring you a better product.

Our roadmap is simple, with the goal of making playing and managing cartridges on your computer easier and more accessible. Some of the features below started as requests and suggestions from our community, so please don't hesitate to e-mail with your ideas for how we can improve the app.


Roadmap main features

  • Emulator
    • Borderless full-screen support (added in v0.8)
    • Volume control (added in v0.8)
    • Play/pause buttons (added in v0.8)
    • Core-specific customizable options (added in v0.9)
    • Software reset (added in v0.8)
    • Fast-forwarding (added in v0.8)
    • Rewinding
    • Shader support (added in v1.2.0)
    • Cheat support (added in v1.2.0)
    • Rumble support (added in v0.9)
    • RetroAchivements support
    • Game Library
  • Controllers and keyboards
    • Keyboard remapping (added in v1.1.0)
    • Support for most common controllers (added in v1.0.0)
    • Controller configuration while in-game (added in v0.9)
  • Device
    • Raspberry Pi OS for playing games on a TV
    • Customizable LED colors
    • LED dimming (added in v0.8.2)
    • LED controls (on/off) (added in v0.8.2)
  • Cartridges
    • Using the Game Boy Camera as a webcam
    • Support for most of the rewritable cartridges (ongoing, major improvement in v1.1.0)
    • Improved bootleg/counterfeit detection (ongoing, major improvement in v0.8.2)
    • Cartridge artwork and descriptions for most of the official titles ever released (ongoing)
    • DAT-o-MATIC database integration
  • Game Development
    • Bulk flashing of rewritable carts
  • Miscellaneous
    • Translations into Spanish, German, French and Japanese (added in v1.0.0)
    • Rescaling Game Boy Camera pictures in-app to different sizes (added in v1.0.0)
    • Support for MacOS 11.0 and higher (added in v0.8)

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