Atari's New PC / Console Hybrid

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An icon,
reimagined

Atari® returns to the living room with the Atari VCS™ — a completely modern gaming and video computer system, blending the best of consoles and PCs to delight a whole new generation of gamers and creators.

Play

Discover new and classic games on Atari’s new open platform, powered by AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Technology.

Stream

Watch your favorite web-based streaming videos and entertainment, and play games at up to 4K resolution and 60fps.*

Create

Develop new TV-based games and apps for yourself, your family, or to share with the Atari VCS community.

Connect

Atari’s first connected device opens new possibilities to play with friends and publish your creations as part of an expansive community of gamers, fans and devs.

*Subscriptions(s) required for advanced services. Atari VCS 800 models feature native 4K HDR video.

Built for today

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Featuring USB 3.0, HDMI, WiFi™, Ethernet, and Bluetooth® connectivity, the all new Atari VCS™ delivers unprecedented levels of flexibility and control, transforming how we Interact with our TV’s, just as the original Atari 2600 did four decades ago. The powerful AMD Ryzen™ processor featuring Radeon™ Graphics Technology can handle it all, including 4K HDR video streaming.

The complete
package

Atari VCS 800 System

The Atari VCS 800 All In Bundle includes the Atari VCS 800 System, Classic Joystick, and Modern Controller. Featuring an AMD Ryzen processor and 8GB upgradeable RAM. Expand the storage of your Atari VCS and unlock the open Sandbox with any USB drive.

Atari Classic Joystick

Engineered in partnership with PowerA, Atari’s iconic joystick is reborn as the new VCS Classic Joystick with features like rumble, LED light effects and a 2nd fire button to give retro gaming new life. Bluetooth® wireless, rechargeable, and PC/mobile compatible. Compatible with PC and Android systems.

Atari Modern Controller

Engineered in partnership with PowerA, the all new Atari VCS Modern Controller is designed for full-featured modern PC gameplay. Bluetooth® wireless, rechargeable, and PC/mobile compatible. Compatible with PC and Android systems.

*Atari VCS 800 All-In Bundles include Atari VCS 800 system, Atari Classic Joystick, Atari Modern Controller, Power Supply and HDMI cable.

Atari Vault

Featuring more than 100 home and arcade classics!

Atari World

(Linux Based OS)

Atari PC Sandbox Mode

(Install Any OS)

AMD Ryzen Processor with Radeon Graphics Tech

WiFi™ and Bluetooth®-enabled

Compatible with most PC peripherals

Customizable Experience

Atari Speakerhat Compatible

Pre-order Atari VCS 800
Black Walnut All-In Bundle

$389.99

Shipping 2020!
Technical Specifications

The Atari VCS 800 All In Bundle includes the Atari VCS 800 System, Classic Joystick, and Modern Controller.

Explore more system options, including VCS Base Systems,
Atari Classic Joysticks, and Modern Controllers at:

As seen on:

Atari VCS
Development Blog

Follow our progress as the team brings the Atari VCS to life.

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Developer Basics

Develop what you want, how you want!

Atari is committed to working with small, indie developers to help them share their creativity with our community of users.

  • Create new games and apps for yourself, your friends and family, or to share with the Atari VCS community.
  • Publishers and developers can submit new and existing games and apps for inclusion in the Atari VCS store to expand your audience and drive revenue.
  • Publishers and developers will receive 88 percent royalty on all Atari VCS-exclusive titles, and an 80 percent royalty on non-exclusive titles.

Developing for the Atari VCS

Unity: Games developed in Unity can be ported to the Atari VCS.

Linux: The Atari VCS uses a Debian OS and supports games and apps developed using standard 64-bit Linux code, API’s and tools.

PC Sandbox Mode: If you want to develop just for fun or for other platforms, use PC Sandbox Mode to install any development environment you want.

Developer kits: Every VCS is capable of being a developer kit. Once you have been accepted into the developer program, the Atari VCS team will provide instructions on what’s next.

Developer Program: Are you ready to start developing and publishing on the Atari VCS? Apply to the Atari VCS Developer Program.

FAQ’s

Product

What will be available at launch?

At launch, the Atari VCS system will be available in several configurations and cosmetic designs.
The VCS Classic Joystick and Modern Controller will also be available.

An Atari-designed dashboard will offer a variety of game and entertainment content, as well as access to a customizable PC Sandbox Mode.

What games will be available at launch?

The Atari VCS will ship with the Atari Vault of more than 100 arcade and home classics.
Additional games and content will be available, with details to be announced prior to launch.

What is VCS Operating System?

The Atari VCS runs a Custom Atari OS based on an optimized Debian distribution of Linux.

Where do I find the technical specifications?

Technical specifications are available on AtariVCS.com.

How much memory (RAM) does the VCS have?

Atari VCS 800 models ship with 8GB of upgradable SoDIMM memory. Atari VCS 400 models will ship with 4GB of upgradable SoDIMM memory.

Is the Atari VCS customizable?

Yes. The Atari VCS is highly customizable, especially in Atari VCS PC Sandbox Mode. You will be able to upgrade the hardware, customize your gaming experience and make the system your own.

What is PC Sandbox Mode?

“PC Sandbox Mode” opens up the full PC architecture of the Atari VCS so users can install a 2nd OS like Windows, Ubuntu or Chrome, and use apps like Steam (etc.) to play AAA games, retro emulators and essentially have a full PC to do anything you want.

Orders & Shipping

When do I get my stuff?

If you preorder from AtariVCS.com or any of our retail partners, expected ship dates start in 2020.

If you preordered on Indiegogo.com, we plan to start shipping products in mid. 2020.

(All dates are good faith estimates and subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.)

Where do I find it? Is it available in the EU and other countries?

The Atari VCS is currently only available in the USA for online pre-orders on AtariVCS.com, Walmart.com and GameStop.com. Additional retailers and international availability is to be announced.

Developers

How do I create games and apps and sell them in the Atari VCS Storefront?

In order to create games and apps and publish to the Atari VCS storefront you must first join the Atari VCS Developer Program.

Atari VCS System Specifications*

* All specifications are subject to change

Atari VCS 800 System

Dimensions
11.6” x 5.9” x 1.9” (Approx.)
Weight
3 lbs. (Approx.)
Materials
Plastic, Metal, Wood
Operating System
Atari Custom Linux OS (Linux Kernel)
APU
AMD Raven Ridge 2
GPU
Ryzen
Storage
32GB eMMC internal, unlimited external USB HD/stick, cloud (subscription required)
RAM
8GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable)
Compatible Systems
Linux, Windows, Steam OS, Chrome OS
Power
Low TDP architecture - Less Heat & Noise
Wireless Connections
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4/5GHz, Bluetooth 4.0
Wired Connections
HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 4x USB 3.1
USB Ports
2x front, 2x rear
External Inputs
Classic Joystick, Modern Controller, Microphone, Others TBD
Mouse & Keyboard Support
Yes, USB or Bluetooth
4K Video w/ HDCP 2.2 Integration
Yes
Internet Connection Required
Not for classic gaming but required to access all features

Atari VCS 400 System

Dimensions
11.6” x 5.9” x 1.9” (Approx.)
Weight
3 lbs. (Approx.)
Materials
Plastic, Metal, Wood
Operating System
Atari Custom Linux OS (Linux Kernel)
APU
AMD Raven Ridge 2
GPU
Ryzen
Storage
32GB eMMC internal, unlimited external USB HD/stick, cloud (subscription required)
RAM
4GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable)
Compatible Systems
Linux, Windows, Steam OS, Chrome OS
Power
Low TDP architecture - Less Heat & Noise
Wireless Connections
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4/5GHz, Bluetooth 4.0
Wired Connections
HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 4x USB 3.1
USB Ports
2x front, 2x rear
External Inputs
Classic Joystick, Modern Controller, Microphone, Others TBD
Mouse & Keyboard Support
Yes, USB or Bluetooth
1080p streaming video
Yes
Internet Connection Required
Not for classic gaming but required to access all features

Atari VCS Classic Joystick

Dimensions
6" x 4.5" x 6" (Approx.)
Rotating center joystick w/paddle function
Yes
Top trigger button
Yes
Side trigger button
Yes
Home/Menu buttons
Yes
Rumble
Yes
LED ring
Yes
Bluetooth Wireless
Yes
USB Micro
Yes
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
Yes
LED charge indicator
Yes
Approx. Weight
16 oz.
PC, Android Compatible
Yes
Dimensions
6" x 4.5" x 2" (Approx.)
USB play/charge cable (9’ 8")
Yes
Headset jack
No

Atari VCS Modern Controller

Approx. Dimensions
6.0" x 4.5" x 2" (Approx.)
L/R thumb sticks
(including LSB and RSB)
Yes
L/R Triggers
Yes
L/R Shoulder buttons
Yes
Home/Menu buttons
Yes
D-Pad
Yes
ABXY function buttons
Yes
Ergonomic grip
Yes
Rumble
Yes
Bluetooth Wireless
Yes
USB Micro
Yes
Rechargeable Battery
Yes
LED charge indicator
Yes
Approx. Weight
16 oz.
PC, Android Compatible
Yes
USB play/charge cable (9.8")
Yes
Headset jack
No
Construction
Plastic and metal