Atari unveils more information on the Atari VCS

The Atari VCS system. The Atari VCS system. ATARI

As part of this year's E3 expo, Atari unveiled more information on its upcoming Atari VCS (Video Computer System). During the show, the company heavily touted the machine's Sandbox Mode, which allows users to install and access various operating systems such as Windows, Ubuntu and ChromeOS. While in Sandbox Mode, users will be able to install a number of games and applications, controlling the device with a controller or with a USB or Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. In addition to Atari first-party titles, a number of AAA games, and classic Atari games, the Atari VCS will also be capable of streaming movies and TV in 4K HDR, from apps such as Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Twitch and more.

Atari has also detailed the various SKUs that will be available for the machine. The base model, the Atari VCS 400, will include 4GB of RAM and ship for $249.99; the Atari VCS 800 will include 8GB of RAM and retail for $279.99. Both of the base models will only be available in one color (Onyx), but there are three All-In bundles available from various retailers that will allow for different colors: Onyx (GameStop exclusive), Kevlar Gold (Wal-Mart exclusive) and Black Walnut (AtariVCS.com exclusive). These All-In bundles will include an Atari VCS 800, a classic joystick controller and a modern controller, for a MSRP of $389.99. Additional joystick controllers will cost $49.99, and modern controllers will be $59.99 each.

More information on games, entertainment and more will be made throughout the remainder of the year. Gamers can follow Atari on Medium to receive updates.

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