As announced a few days ago, Atari took advantage of its presence in Game Developers Conference 2018 to present to the public its new console, which until today we had known with the codename Ataribox and that will offer an option that integrates the retro control with the current one, less in terms of applications and independent games.
GDC 2018 began yesterday and one of the presentations that had generated most interest was that of Atari, the legendary video game company that seeks to be reborn and placed in the hardware market once again. That’s why the company took the first step to showcase its new console: Atari Video Computer System (Atari VCS), which stands out for its design and the integration of 2 control options.
Just as it had shown since it began its sponsorship adventure in Indiegogo, the Atari VCS has a retro design, reminiscent of the model 2600, which will be reinforced with a collection of games of that time, which can be played with the first control that has the original design of a button and a lever and integrates a Home button and a Back button.
At the same time, the retro design of the console also offers modern features that will be consistent with the integration of applications in the operating system and, presumably, independent games, which can be played with the second control that has a traditional design and includes 2 analogue sticks, a circular crosshead, buttons A, B, X, Y, top buttons, as well as the Home and Back button.
The main objective of the Atari VCS is to offer a console that meets the needs of the player which seeks to remember the golden age of the company and also wants hardware capable of solving new forms of entertainment and content consumption. According to Atari, the premise is 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.”
Finally, Atari revealed that in the next month of April they will inform about the release date on which they will begin the pre-sale phase and will give more details about the new console. What do you think of the Atari VCS? Will you buy it? Tell us in the comments below.