Ataribox received a new name and official announcement date

By: Igor Nikitin | 20.03.2018, 09:38
Ataribox received a new name and official announcement date

Atari revealed new details about its Ataribox console, which received a new name and an approximate announcement date.

What is known

If you believe the publication Venture Beat , the console will be named Atari VCS. The design of the console will remain unchanged. Atari took as a basis the appearance of the Atari 2600, which is considered the most popular system of the company.

Unlike NES Classic and SNES Classic, Atari VCS can play modern games, not just classic ones. For this, we should thank the Radeon graphics chip and the AMD processor. It is noteworthy that the console runs on an operating system based on Linux.

Time is money

Atari opened pre-order for the console in December 2017, but stopped sales. The company decided that they need more time to give fans the product they deserve. The official release date is unknown, but the announcement of the second launch of pre-orders on Atari VCS is expected in April. The price of the console varies from $ 250 to $ 300.