Atari VCS Console Pre-Sale Goes Live on Indiegogo

The Atari VCS console went up for pre-sale on Indiegogo today with the lowest offering for the console being listed at $199. Gamers can back it for a lower price, but they’ll only get the iconic looking Atari joystick controllers.

All that is truly known about this console is that it will play old Atari games, as well as modern titles, but as of now it’s only been shown playing the included old school Atari games that will come pre-loaded on the unit. It will also support streaming, and more intriguing it’ll allow for some sort of quasi-app-development with its Linux sandbox mode.

You can try to figure out what this thing will do outside of look sleek and play games from the 70’s by watching a new video above. If you want to get in on the retro/futuristic fun you can head over to Indiegogo for the Atari VCS pre-sale.

About the Atari VCS

Retro-inspired, but not a “retro-box,” the Atari VCS is a modern device that offers a customizable entertainment experience for the home. As an homage to the past, every Atari VCS comes with the Atari Vault® collection of more than 100 all-time classic games, including arcade and home entertainment favorites like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Breakout®, Missile Command®, Gravitar® and Yars’ Revenge®.

Atari VCS features a unique open platform, where users can access a Linux “sandbox” to add their own software and customize their system. Additionally, Atari VCS will have universal peripheral connectivity to work with other PC input devices such as bluetooth and USB game controllers, mouse and keyboard, webcams, microphone, external speakers and headphones.

Atari has partnered with leading technology companies to help develop Atari VCS, including AMD, who provides the Atari VCS custom processor with Radeon Graphics Technology, and video game peripherals maker Power A who is developing the Classic Joystick and Modern Controller. The Atari VCS platform will support 4K resolution, HDR and 60FPS content, onboard and expandable cloud storage options, dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0, as well as USB 3.0 support. Additional specifications are listed on the Atari VCS Indiegogo page and subject to change.


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