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Old 24 February 2017, 10:19   #23
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Could Hombre have saved C= from bankruptcy? Probably not as it was not far enough along in development. It was probably on par with the PS1 but wasn't finished so maybe would have had to compete with the PS2.
The PS2 was released in 2000. By "timely manner" for Hombre I meant 1995. As you say, development was probably not far enough along for it to happen. Hombre would likely beat PS1, but it's difficult to say how it would compare to 3DFX Voodoo in 1996. To keep up, Commodore would have to move on from Hombre quite quickly by licensing a third-party graphics core, losing backwards compatibility again. Competition was ramping up fast, and even 3DFX was gone shortly after the PS2 was released.

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If they were smart, they would have been looking to license or buy the rights to the 68060 from Motorola
While history has shown that it wasn't necessary to abandon CISC for RISC, I doubt Commodore had the technical resources to develop 68k into something that would remain competetive. They certainly didn't have the money.
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