The legendary company of the Atari video game industry has a place of choice in the history of video games, but it has not been a big competitor on the market for some time, focusing rather on hotels and crypto
Nowadays, the former console manufacturing center is better known for its emblematic logo than a serious competitor in the field of games.
All this may be about to change, with the surprise announcement of the Atari VCS.
With pre-orders now live and shipped this year, the Atari VCS marks a return to the living room for the first time since Atari Jaguar in 1993 (not to mention Atari Flashback).
The VCS was mentioned for the first time in September 2017, then appointed Atari box, with rumors suggesting that it would be a hybrid console and a domestic computer.
These rumors have been confirmed today, with the Atari VCS offering the possibility of restarting in PC mode and the ability to execute Windows, Linux and Chrome OS.
The Atari VCS is sold as a kind of jack-of-all-trades.
Operating on an AMD Ryzen processor, the VCS will house more than 100 classic Atari safe, but will also be able to perform new games-if there will be third-party titles available, remains to be seen.
The website details the specifications of an Atari VCS 800 and 400, the latter having half of the RAM.
All on the presentation of the VCS, from its logo to the black and walnut palette, recalls classic Atari systems.
The VCS is even delivered with an update version of the Atari Joystick (with a new secondary shooting button), for this added nostalgia kick.
The Atari VCS will cost $389.99 and will be available at Walmart and Game sop, and will enter the market at a fascinating time for consoles.
While Sony and Microsoft compete to be the face of modern game, Atari seems to focus on the goodwill of older players thanks to their growth with the brand.
The fact that the VCS is a domestic computer (compatible with the mouse and the keyboard) is an interesting direction to take for the company, but this feature, combined at a more modest price than its competitors, can make it attractive for consumers
during this holiday season.
What really sells systems, however, are the games;
And at this point, it is difficult to say if the VCS will have a lot to offer to anyone who does not have an intrinsic love of its classic game library.
What does Atari mean to you?
An old favorite, or a dinosaur?
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