Atari used to be one of our beloved childhood consoles but for some reason one day it became irrelevant and was forgotten.However, last year all of sudden Atari announced that it will be making a comeback to the console market and ever since the company has been only teasing us with small details about its new machine, named the Atari VCS. But finally they have given us a full reveal at the end of the month, Atari has graced us with some of the details about games, specs and a release window.
Atari had first made an announcement about their machine last June at E3 2017, and they gave us a closer look of the so called Ataribox in July. However, the name changed to the Atari VCS soon after, and details have been very scarce regarding the Atar VCS for the last few months.
The Atari VCS is a beast and it will be running on a custom AMD Radeon GPU and is said to be very much able to handle 4K visuals, with a high dynamic range as well as a clocking 60 frames per second. It will also be built with onboard storage that’s expandable as well. It will also feature Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5 and USB 3 connections. Players will get to control the actions with the controller of their choosing, either the Classic Joystick or a new Modern Controller, and along with games, the box will give access to other “media and streaming content options.”
The awaited Atari box is going to be available in an Onyx version (black version) or a special Collector’s Edition that is going to be wood fronted. Atari is going to launch a VCS pre sale event on Indiegogo on May 30. Early Bird orders are starting at US$199 for the Onyx edition. The company plans to ship the console in, probably Northern Hemisphere, spring 2019.