Atari VCS is on its way to arrival: the first 500 units will be ready by mid-June and during the summer there will be full production, consequently very soon the 11,597 supporters of Indiegogo’s crowdfunding campaign will be able to get their hands on the waiting console.
Announced in 2017, Atari VCS has had a rather troubled development that in some moments has made us fear even the worst but at present the situation seems to have completely recovered.
Some units, as stated by the Atari team, have already been sent to a pre-selected list of internal testers and VIPs with the task of trying classic Atari games, third-party products, the Antstream app for retro games, streaming services (Netflix and Disney +) and the exclusive Atari PC Mode which with Windows allows you to play desktop titles on TV.
Atari VCS, for the uninitiated, is a sort of hybrid between a console and a PC that, at least on paper, should combine the best of the two systems. The new hardware therefore presents itself as a modern hybrid platform, powered by an APU (accelerated processing unit) Ryzen R1606G Raven 2 capable of managing video streams with a resolution up to 4K. Confirmed the presence of USB 3.0, HDMI output and support for connectivity via Wifi, Ethernet and Bluetooth