UK developer relaunching ZX Spectrum

Elite celebrates 30th anniversary of Sir Clive's finest

Sinclair's ZX Spectrum is set to be relaunched by UK developer Elite in 2012 to celebrate the classic gaming computer's 30th anniversary.

Those gamers of a certain age will no doubt fondly remember the ZX Spectrum from the early-to-mid 1980s, with Elite set to cash in on the current popularity of retro gaming amongst this demographic.

Wireless ZX Spectrum 2012

The Telegraph reports that the studio – who originally developed many of the best ZX Spectrum games – will soon release a wireless replica of Sir Clive's all-in-one keyboard gaming computer.

Details beyond this are scarce, with speculation that the 'new' Spectrum may well work wirelessly with the Apple iPhone and other peripherals.

Elite currently does a decent business re-developing a classic range of the Speccie's original smash hit games for smartphones.

Would a new ZX Spectrum work? Would anybody actually buy it? Or is this a simple example of retro-irony gone insane?

TechRadar has contacted Elite for further details on its plans to re-release the Spectrum.

Via The Telegraph