Atari Is Making a Triumphant Return

Old school gaming consoles have made their way back into our lives in recent years, and now the pioneer of home video game consoles is being re-released for the first time since it hit the shelves in 1972. Atari is making a comeback, and the nostalgia is real.

Atari VCS (formerly known as Ataribox) will be available for pre-orders through the crowfunding website IndieGoGo starting on May 30th for $199. The limited Atari VCS Collector's Edition sports a retro-inspired wood-grain front bezel that looks very similar to the original Atari. Pre-sale customers will also have the opportunity to pre-order an Atari VCS Onyx, an all-black version of the same console.

Not many details have been released regarding the software and hardware, but we do know that the Atari VCS will have 4K resolution, HDR and 60FPS content, various storage options, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.0 support, as well as AMD's Radeon graphics technology—meaning it'll be capable of running modern games. Most importantly, the VCS will be jam-packed with over 100 classic games. Pong, anyone?

Here's a look at the Atari VCS in action:

Atari VCS Classic Game Test Centipede 2600

Look what we got from the lab! Check out some of our engineers using the Classic Joystick with Centipede® 2600 on an Atari VCS test platform! You will play modern games, but we’ve also included 100+ favorites from the Atari Vault with every VCS.

Posted by AtariVCS on Monday, April 30, 2018

Consoles won't be ready to ship until 2019, but you've waited this long for the return of Atari (34 years to be exact), what's another few months?