Those of you patiently waiting to get your hands on the new Atari VCS games console, will be pleased to know that Atari has today officially launched its crowdfunding campaign via the Indiegogo website and has already raised over $2 million thanks to over 7750 backers. The Atari VCS games console is available to preorder with pledges starting from $199 plus shipping, offering a 33 percent saving off the recommended retail price which will take effect once the crowdfunding campaign comes to an end.
Watch the promotional video below to learn more about what you can expect from the games console that will provide access to both new and classic games and a “universe of web-powered entertainment” via Atari’s first-ever connected home platform. “Atari VCS transforms how you will engage with your TV, with a nod to Atari’s rich history of pioneering interactive entertainment and hardware innovation. It’s from Atari, so of course, there are classic arcade games, plus the latest modern and Indie PC titles from a wide variety of independent developers. Proprietary Atari VCS User Interface with optional voice control and integrated web browser for full access to all that the internet has to offer to navigate and curate your personalised entertainment experience.” 100+ classic games will be available to play out of the box, with others available to purchase and download, check out the video below for a taste.
Specifications of the Atari VCS take the form of a Bristol Ridge A10 CPU supported by a Radeon R7 GPU combined with 4GB of DDR4 RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage. The Atari games console also provides the possibility of expanding your storage even further using external hard drives or SD cards. Atari has used a customised Linux operating system based on Ubuntu, which has been used to create an Atari restyled interface. Atari also promises mouse and keyboard support straight from the box. For more details, full specifications and a list of all available pledges jump over to the official Atari VCS games console Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below.
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