The Awesomely ’80s ‘Ataribox’ Is Coming Soon to Scratch Your Retro-Gaming Itch
There’s an official name, new pics, and a preorder date.
We now know that the forthcoming console’s official name is the Atari Video Computer System, or VCS. Check out it’s disco-style logo below:
New photos offer a look at a prototype that will be unveiled March 21 at Game Developers Conference 2018. As previously released images show, the VCS’s aesthetic is similar to the classic Atari 2600, but with a modern twist.
A slick wooden construction with flush backlit buttons houses the main hardware. Gamers will bee able to play a yet-released list of classic titles with a ’70s-era joystick.
But it’s much more than a revamped version of the 2600. The VCS will function as a PC that runs an easily customizable Linux operating system and an AMD processor, which is to say that it’ll have modern gaming and computing capabilities.
That’s probably why a second, modern controller is included.
Prices are expected to fall in the $249-$299 range. Hopefully we’ll have more info when Atari announces a preorder date in April. For now, enjoy more of the awesomely retro console in the gallery above.
h/t: The Verge