Atari VCS™ pre-orders will be made available by Atari after come through on crowdfunding campaign via IndieGoGo.
Atari is an interactive entertainment company and a memorable iconic brand. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world-renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong® and RollerCoaster Tycoon®.
Atari first revealed in June 2017, the Atari VCS™ is a new home video game console from Atari, SA.
The Retro-inspired “retro-box,” device features 4K resolution, HDR and 60FPS content, onboard and expandable storage options, dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0, as well as USB 3.0 support. A complete features list will also be made available on the Presale Launch.
Atari designed the device in California and partnered with Chip makers AMD who have provided the Atari VCS with a custom processor with Radeon Graphics Technology.
The updated Classic Joystick and new Modern Controller for the Atari VCS are being developed in partnership with leading video game peripherals maker Power A. Both items will be available in select packages and as standalone purchases.
The console will include Atari Vault which has over 100+ games such as all-time arcade and home entertainment favourites like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Breakout®, Missile Command®, Gravitar® and Yars’ Revenge®. Atari also hopes to add a full range of popular modern titles to the list of games at later dates.
We continue moving forward on the Atari VCS project and are excited to see this pre-sale kickoff and to share more updates with our fans as we look toward the first shipments,” notes Michael Arzt, Atari COO of Connected Devices. “We are building outstanding teams and forging alliances that will make this product great and truly worthy of the Atari VCS name. Expert hardware partners are helping make this project possible and we couldn’t be more pleased with their contributions.”
The Device is designed to play games from the Atari 2600 via emulation, the Atari VCS is also expected to offer a Linux operating environment that will allow users to install other compatible games onto it.
The pre-sale is exclusive to Indiegogo and features the time-limited Atari VCS Collector’s Edition featuring the special retro-inspired wood-front. The Collector’s Edition of the console goes on Pre-sale for $199 USD Wednesday (May 30, 2018) at 6 AM Pacific Time or 9 AM Eastern Time.