Atari takes on Microsoft and Sony with its VCS console out in November
Old school game and console maker Atari is crashing the next generation console party. With the upcoming Atari VCS, the company plans to take on the two gaming giants- Xbox Series X and Series S and the Playstation 5.
The Atari VCS is a reimagination of the classic 1977 VCS. The version coming out in November will support up to a 100 games at launch. Atari is expecting people to buy this console as it is more than a console- it is a PC/Console hybrid.
A powerful PC/Console hybrid to take on the next generation consoles
Under the hood, the Atari VCS is powered by an AMD Ryzen CPU, clubbed with AMD Radeon GPU. The gaming console is backed by a 8GB of RAM and the company claims that it’s capable of supporting games in 4K HDR resolution.
The standard Atari software runs on Linux and the PC mode on the console allows you to install any OS that you want on it. For a media centre, the Atari Console is a great combination of a game centre and a computer.
On the gaming front, this allows you to run Windows on the console, through which you can play all your favourite triple A titles in a flash.
Naturally, the console improves upon a lot of the aspects from the original 1977 version. the Atari VCS offers a USB 3.0, HDMI and Ethernet port. The gaming console also supports wireless connectivity like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for easy internet access and remote control pairing.
The Atari VCS will come with a classic Atari Joystick, from the older days and a new, reimagined Atari Modern controller.
Atari VCS Pricing
The Atari VCS is up for pre-orders for USD 389.99 on its official website and the console will up for grabs in Black Walnut, Onyx Black and Carbon Gold colour options. The console will be out on November 27, 2020.