Atari’s upcoming console, its first in 20 years, is officially named Atari VCS.
Atari unveiled the console’s name today alongside two controller prototypes and an official logo. The first controller is a joystick reminiscent of the Atari 2600’s, while the second resembles a modern Xbox controller, complete with asymmetrical analog sticks and ABXY buttons. A preorder date for Atari VCS will be revealed in April.
Atari’s “retro-inspired gaming and entertainment platform,” previously known as Ataribox, was first teased at last year’s E3. Atari later revealed more details, saying it will be a “full PC experience for the TV, bringing you streaming, applications, social, browsing, music, and more.” Atari VCS will support pre-loaded retro Atari games, as well as “current titles from a range of studios.”
Author: Jordan Sirani