The Atari VCS is not expected to debut until March 2020, however that did not stop Atari from sharing the pictures of the hardware’s development on Medium at this time, providing the first show at how the actual device will compare to the renders the company’s been sharing since first announcing the device in 2017.
Atari introduced its return to the gaming hardware market (the corporate doesn’t need the VCS to be called a console) in 2017 with the Ataribox. It eventually rebranded that to the Atari VCS, raised greater than $3 million on Indiegogo, and began bringing the machine to tradeshows. It was initially presupposed to ship in July 2019. However, its launch date modified a few times after the Indiegogo project was efficiently funded.
That brings us to the Atari VCS of right this moment. We already knew the not-a-console would function an AMD Ryzen Embedded 1606G processor and have 32GB of eMMC storage from our assembly at E3 2019 in regards to the Atari VCS. As we speak, we realized the machine might also supply an open port for a SATA M.2 SSD and that its 8GB of SODIMM DDR4 reminiscence is upgradeable.
Atari additionally revealed that the gadget would function as a customized-designed cooling resolution. “The AMD APU has thermal sensors and a fan control system that displays the APU temperature and adjusts the fan speed in response to the unit’s wants at a given second,” Atari defined.
Atari said the tooling for the VCS’ plastic components are “largely full” and that gaming equipment vendor Power has “the superior new Atari Basic Joysticks and Atari Fashionable Controllers nearly prepared for mass manufacturing.” As soon as the businesses truly enter mass manufacturing, they expect to be able to make “thousands of items rapidly and effectively.” Then it’s a matter of transport them to Indiegogo backers earlier than releasing them to the general public.