Atari VCS online sales starting next week for the Linux gaming console. Thanks to the recent announcement and a long wait. It looks like the device is almost here.
Atari is one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers. Now announce that the all new Atari VCS PC/console hybrid gaming system. As well as its accessories are due to be available for online sales starting on June 15, 2021. Doing so via Best Buy, GameStop, Micro Center, and the official Atari VCS website. Each retailer will offer unique launch day promotions and limited time offers.
Atari returns to the living room with the Atari VCS. The often talked about yet completely modern gaming and video computer system. All taking ideas from the iconic Atari 2600 Video Computer System. Blending the best of consoles and PCs. Due to delight a whole new generation of gamers and creators. The console offers a fully featured multimedia function that is “Inspired by the past. Built for the future.” Customers can expect flexibility for gaming, entertainment, and being productive.
Partnered with PowerA, Atari also developed the all new Wireless Classic Joystick. All based on the original Atari 2600 controller. Since the Atari Modern Controller is used for playing both yesterday’s classics. It can certainly be used for today’s latest and greatest games on the VCS. Both controllers feature rumble feedback and LED lighting. While offering USB charging, and wireless Bluetooth connectivity. Both for the Atari VCS, most PCs, and mobile devices.
“The day that many eager Atari fans have been waiting for is almost here,” said Michael Arzt, COO of Atari VCS and Connected Devices. “The Atari VCS has been well received by our early adopter community. And we are thrilled that more people will have the opportunity to enjoy everything that the platform has to offer today. And as we roll out more and more new content and features in the future. We also deeply appreciate the strong support of our retail launch partners. Including GameStop, Best Buy, and Micro Center during this exciting time.”
Atari VCS – Official Launch Trailer
The Atari VCS offers something for every gamer. Starting with over a dozen titles from popular independent game developers. This includes Boulder Dash Deluxe, Danger Scavenger, Guntech, and Jetboard Joust. Then there are games like Sir Love lot, Something Ate My Alien, Tailgunner, Atari’s Missile Command: Recharged, and more. Plus new titles to launch on the VCS store through the year. Every Atari VCS also comes with a free copy of the VCS Vault. This instantly unlocks access to 100 arcade and Atari 2600 classics. All fully ready for use with the Wireless Classic Joystick. Offering its rumble and LED light effects that give retro favorites new life.
The console also ships with free access to Antstream Arcade. This is a popular game streaming platform. Offering on-demand access to the world’s largest collection of licensed retro titles. Atari is actively courting other game publishers, indie dev’s and expects. All due to keep adding more new and retro game content to the Atari VCS platform.
In addition to original indie games and classic retro titles. This is where Atari VCS goes beyond gaming! It is an entirely new Atari entertainment device for today’s living room. Customers can easily access popular streaming services directly from the Atari VCS dashboard. They can also use the VCS Companion app. This is available in the App Store and Google Play. The system features a built-in Chrome browser and Google’s Workspace apps. Console owners can even load up their favorite movies and TV shows. All using their favorite streaming media services. This includes 4K HDR content, as well as listen to music, shop, access their social media, and more.
FLEXIBLE PC ARCHITECTURE
Powered by an AMD Ryzen processor featuring the latest Radeon Graphics Technology. The Atari VCS platform will offer support for 4K resolution, HDR and 60FPS content. As well as onboard and expandable storage options, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 Topping that off with USB 3.0 support. For advanced users and PC hobbyists who enjoy the ultimate in configuration and customization. They can use the optional PC Mode. Allowing for the install of Windows or Linux operating systems. While turning the Atari VCS into a flexible, fully featured, and powerful mini-PC.
Where to by the Atari VCS?
Therefore, you can check out Best Buy, GameStop, Micro Center, and the official Atari VCS website. While online sales start on June 15, 2021. It will be interesting to see the Linux uses for this $300 USD Linux gaming console.