Atari has just opened the first pre-orders for its new Atari VCS console. It takes the design of old consoles and includes classic arcade games. The device also functions as a media center and a PC.
Some will nostalgically remember thefrom Atari, a pioneer of video games that has been quiet in recent years. However, that could change thanks to a new console, developed for several years and finally available for pre-order. Called Atari VCS, this new device looks like old consoles like the Atari 2600, but hides a completely.
comes with 100 classic games, plus access to an Atari VCS game store. The console also integrates the , and it is possible to install as and Amazon Prime which operate in . In addition to this first mode which combines a classic console with a media center, Atari has also added a PC mode. It is possible to install Windows there, , Chrome OS et Steam OS.
A gradual global launch
On the hardware side, the console contains aEmbedded R1606G with one Vega 3, accompanied by 8 gigabytes of RAM for the VCS 800, expandable up to 32 GB. A second version, the VCS 400, is planned with 4 GB of and is limited to a Full HD display. It also embeds a 32 GB eMMC storage with an M.2 socket Sata. She finally offers a take 2.0, four sockets 3.1, a Gigabit Ethernet connection, the and Bluetooth.
The path will have been tortuous to reach the market.VCS was first announced in 2017, with a launch planned for 2019, then postponed to 2020 and finally arriving in 2021. The firm sent the first devices from December 2020 for those who had funded it on Indiegogo. Pre-orders are currently open at 399 dollars (328 euros) for the Atari VCS 800. The company has planned a launch with a gradual opening to the world from spring 2021, in the coming weeks …