Last year Atari announced it was getting back into the video game console business with the ‘Ataribox’, and now the legendary brand has officially announced that the upcoming machine is going by the name Atari VCS.
Inspired by the iconic silhouette of the original Atari 2600 Video Computer System, the new Atari VCS features a skillful blend of modern lines and reverential details, combined with contemporary content technology and new innovation. It is a completely new Atari connected device designed for today’s living room. Atari intends its new video computer system to change the way you interact with your TV, just as the original Atari 2600 Video Computer System first did more than 40 years ago.
“Every person at Atari and every partner involved with the new platform is just as fanatical about the brand and its heritage as our biggest fans are,” said Michael Arzt, Atari COO of Connected Devices. “With the Atari VCS name, we know how important it is to get everything completely right and that’s why we briefly paused an imminent launch late last year. It was a difficult decision with the countdown underway, but we weren’t willing to go forward with even one thing out of alignment. We hope that Atari’s fans appreciate our extreme attention to detail and are as excited about the Atari VCS as we are.”
More details on the Atari VCS and a pre-order date are expected to be announced in April 2018.