The first new Atari console in decades is closer to reality as pre-orders begin for Atari VCS.
A pair of Atari VCS models are available as pre-order options. This includes the Atari VCS Day One Collector’s Edition featuring a special retro-inspired real wood-front and the sleek Atari VCS Onyx that features a glossy black face and searing “Atari Red” illuminated Fuji logo. The Atari VCS Day One Collector’s Edition is $299 USD, exclusive to Indiegogo, and only available for a limited time. The Atari VCS Onyx is priced at $199 USD, also for a limited time. Atari’s reimagined Classic Joystick and the all-new Modern Controller are available for purchase in select packages or as standalone purchases.
Retro-inspired (but not a “retro-box”), the Atari VCS is a modern device that offers a customizable entertainment experience for the home. As an homage to the past, every Atari VCS comes with the Atari Vault collection of more than 100 all-time classic games, including arcade and home entertainment favorites like Asteroids, Centipede, Breakout, Missile Command, Gravitar, and Yars’ Revenge.
Atari VCS features a unique open platform, where users can access a Linux “sandbox” to add their own software and customize their system. Additionally, Atari VCS will have universal peripheral connectivity to work with other PC input devices such as bluetooth and USB game controllers, mouse and keyboard, webcams, microphone, external speakers, and headphones.
Atari says owners can expect Atari VCS shipments to begin in mid-2019.