First up the future of C64 got a shade brighter today, as official production started on Gideon’s long awaited Ultimate 64 boards. The photos look awesome and you can see more of them now in the 1541 Ultimate Facebook Group. The latest news is that some 500+ boards should be produced between now and the end of April, and the website will open up pre-orders periodically during this period. More boards should be created to fill remaining demand afterwards. These boards are not for sale as of yet, as further testing takes place to help ensure the FPGA based modern 64 motherboards are as solid as possible before release. You can find out more on the official Ultimate 64 website.