Discover new and classic games on Atari’s new open platform, powered by AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Technology.
Watch your favorite web-based streaming videos and entertainment, and play games at up to 4K resolution and 60fps.*
Develop new TV-based games and apps for yourself, your family, or to share with the Atari VCS community.
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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
Featuring more than 100 home and arcade classics!
(Linux Based OS)
(Install Any OS)
Shipping early 2020!
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Atari is committed to working with small, indie developers to help them share their creativity with our community of users.
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.
Sandbox Mode: If you want to develop just for fun or for other platforms, use 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.
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 Sandbox Mode.
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.
The Atari VCS runs a Custom Atari OS based on an optimized Debian distribution of Linux.
Technical specifications are available on AtariVCS.com.
Atari VCS 800 models ship with 8GB of upgradable SoDIMM memory. Atari VCS 400 models will ship with 4GB of upgradable SoDIMM memory.
Yes. The Atari VCS is highly customizable, especially in Atari VCS Sandbox Mode. You will be able to upgrade the hardware, customize your gaming experience and make the system your own.
“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.
If you preorder from AtariVCS.com or any of our retail partners, expected ship dates start in March 2020.
If you preordered on Indiegogo.com, we plan to start shipping products in early 2020.
(All dates are good faith estimates and subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.)
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.
In order to create games and apps and publish to the Atari VCS storefront you must first join the Atari VCS Developer Program.
* All specifications are subject to change