The Atari VCS retro games console development team have unveiled more details about the controllers you can expect to use with the Atari VCS thanks to a partnership with PowerA. Atari has now revealed more details about the Atari VCS Classic Joystick and VCS Modern Controller which have been created to provide the “right mix of essential features, both old and new”.
“The one gaming accessory on the planet that’s as iconic as the original Atari 2600 is the classic Atari CX40 joystick. It’s a true icon of gaming history, intertwined with millions of happy gaming memories, and the new Classic Joystick will be a core part of the user experience for the new VCS platform. Meanwhile, a contemporary gamepad is essential for modern gameplay, and the new Atari VCS Modern Controller will enable users to play a vast assortment of newer games.”
“The all-new Atari VCS Classic Joystick has generated a whole lot of excitement ever since its reveal. The Classic Joystick features an all-new design, built from the ground up by Atari and PowerA, with essential functionality for anyone looking to play classic games on the Atari VCS (or on a PC). Designed to capture the spirit and functionality of the original and iconic CX40, the Classic Joystick combines modern functionality with wireless connectivity, while adding a few new twists along the way.”
“Using PowerA’s already-excellent range of console controllers as our foundation, the Atari VCS team’s approach to the all new Modern Controller was far less of a departure than with the Classic Joystick. The VCS Modern Controller’s form-factor is widely-accepted in the competitive and casual console and PC communities, so we saw very little reason to mess with what’s already working for players around the world.”
For more details on the Atari controllers specifically designed for the Atari VCS games console jump over to the official publication by following the link below.