The Ataribox was originally announced at E3 2017, which brought excitement to fans from the classic days of gaming. The curiosity quickly erupted following the announcement and discussion of rumors, concepts, and hopes began to spread like wildfire over the internet.
The latest update for the Ataribox let us know that not only is the name changed to Atari VCS, but it isn't going to be a new console to battle against PlayStation and Xbox. In fact, the Atari VCS may very well have taken a path that meets modern and veteran players interest into a multi-use device.
If you are unaware, the Atari VCS is going to be a system that can connect online for the purpose of streaming. It will be focuses on providing people with an easy access to Netflix, Hulu, the works. It will also include multiple games, both classic and new, built in to the system for players to enjoy their nostalgia and memories. All while maintaining the classic Atari graphic style and two controllers, complete with a joystick. You can read the full breakdown from my source, Den of Geek.
It's possible that the Atari VCS won't be full retro however. It is stated that you will be able to play from a wide variety of games on the console. It even comes with these specs:
- 4K resolution
- HDR and 60FPS content
- Onboard and expandable storage options
- Dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0
- USB 3.0 support.
If the Atari VCS sounds like a console of interest to you, then the good news is that you can claim your own starting May 30th from the pre-sale on IndieGoGo! They are even offering a limited time discount offer of $199 for first comers! The Atari VCS will be an exclusive wood-front collector's edition, onyx model and accessories. Is this enough information to convince you to get yourself an Atari VCS or were you already planning on getting one anyways?