Apparently, you haven't listened to the interview yet. Big developers are on board with it NOW.
Who are these big developers?
Not just 'someone's' mouth..the MAN who is in CHARGE of the whole thing! It's not speculation when the designer is telling you what is going to happen on the system.
Truth be told, no one knows what is going to happen. If and when the console makes it out there it will fall into whatever niche the developers program it for. Many people in charge of many projects can say anything. Let's see it out in the field, appealing to classic games so much they have to open a 2nd factory!
This is a designer that sees half the booths at CES covering retro games and is offering something new with the capability to play a broad spectrum of old-school style games. He said that it would be able to play games anywhere from VCS 8-bit all the way up to PS1 32-bit on cartridges.
Listen to the interview before you act like you know anything about the system. People here have erroneously claimed that it would be playing old system carts (WRONG), or that it would only be indie games (also, WRONG!), or that it would be expensive. It won't compare in cost to the next batch of cloud-only download based systems full of fans and huge wattage power supplies.
So they're going to re-issue classic software on modern-day cartridges? The old-school VCS, Intellivision, Colecovision, Vectrex, and others on new-school carts?
There is also a HUGE difference in having the ability and actually doing it. It could work somewhat if they made it like a Harmony. Where you get the roms on your own and put them into the cart.
Now I'm more confused than ever. This makes my emulator set-up simple!