Atari VCS pre-sale will be live on Indiegogo, May 30th for the Linux based hardware.
Since Atari is one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands. As well as interactive entertainment producers. They are eager to announce the pre-sale of the new Atari VCS hardware platform. The pre-sale is exclusive to Indiegogo. And also features the time-limited Atari VCS Collector’s Edition. This features the special retro-inspired wood-front.
In addition to the Collector’s Edition, fans will have the option to pre-order the Atari VCS Onyx, a sleek black version. Early-bird Atari VCS packages will be available. This also includes the Onyx starting at $199 USD for a limited period of time.
Other packages will include the Classic Joystick and Modern Controller. Initial unit shipments are planned for Spring 2019. Fans who have signed up for “insider” email alerts at AtariVCS.com before May 24, 2018. They will be eligible for special purchase incentives during the pre-sale.
The VCS is a completely new Atari connected device. Designed in California by Atari. The company has a partnership with AMD. Who also provides the unit’s custom processor with Radeon Graphics Technology.
The Atari VCS platform will offer support for 4K resolution. While including 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 list of product specs will be posted with the pre-sale.
Joystick and Controller:
We will see an update to Classic Joystick and new Modern Controller. Currently in development partnership with leading video game peripherals maker Power A. Since both items will be available in select packages and as standalone purchases. So that will be an interesting add-on to Steam gaming.
A retro-inspiration, but not a “retro-box.” The Atari VCS will be a fully customizable entertainment experience. This means access to a vast array of games. As well as media and streaming content options.
As an homage to the past, Atari VCS covers the classics. Including Atari Vault of more than 100 classic games. So this means all-time arcade and home entertainment favorites. Such as Asteroids®, Centipede®, Breakout®, Missile Command®, Gravitar® and Yars’ Revenge®. A growing list of games, especially a full range of popular modern titles will be coming at later dates.
Atari VCS First Look at Linux hardware:
“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.”
Atari appreciates the community’s intense curiosity about VCS games. As well as content, hardware specifications, production timelines and other key information such as Linux. The company is confident that it is putting the right pieces in place for a successful product and launch.