Atari is planning to release its new upcoming “Atari box” system called the Atari VCS. The company said it would announce more details of the Atari box system. This includes the logo of the device. But tech enthusiasts claim that the device is actually a retro-inspired console which would be available for pre-order sooner.


The company has revealed the Atari box’s name during this year’s Game Developers Conference. Atari is expected to publicly show the Atari VCS during the event. A prototype of the Atari VCS including a classic joystick and a modern controller will also be shown.


What you need to know about Atari VCS


According to the company, the Atari VCS has been inspired by Atari 2600. The device is expected to promote the Atari 2600’S iconic silhouette. The Atari VCS will be powered by an AMD processor, and it features several Atari classic games and present titles from various gaming studios.


In fact, Atari has slated an Indiegogo campaign back in December that aims promote the VCS. However, the campaign was delayed as the company claims that a “key element” was missing.


In a statement, Michael Arzt, Atari COO of Connected Devices said, “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,” he added.


Meanwhile, Atari said that pre-orders of the VCS would commence in April. Regarding about the console’s price, it is estimated to be sold for $250-$300, respectively.