Atari Launches Indiegogo Campaign For New Gaming & Home Entertainment Streaming Device; Raises $1.7 Million in Two Hours

On Tuesday, entertainment giant Atari took to crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to raise $100,000 for its new gaming and home entertainment streaming service device, Atari VCS. The funding round not only raised its initial funding target but secured $1.7 million from more than 6300 backers in just two hours.

According to Atari, te VCS is a completely new Atari connected device. The company reportedly has partnered with AMD who provides the Atari VCS custom processor with Radeon Graphics Technology. The Atari VCS platform will offer support for 4K resolution, HDR and 60FPS content, onboard and expandable storage options, dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0, as well as USB 3.0 support. A complete list of Atari VCS product specs will be posted with the pre-sale. Atari reported:

“Retro-inspired, but not a ‘retro-box,’ the Atari VCS will be a fully customizable entertainment experience. This means access to a vast array of games, media, and streaming content options. As an homage to the past, Atari VCS covers the classics with the included Atari Vault of more than 100 classic games, including all-time arcade and home entertainment favorites like Asteroids, Centipede, Breakout, Missile Command, Gravitar, and Yars’ Revenge; a growing list of games, especially a full range of popular modern titles, will be announced at later dates.”

While sharing more details about the device, Michael Arzt, Atari COO of Connected Devices, stated:

“We continue moving forward on the Atari VCS project and are excited to see this pre-sale kickoff and to share more updates with our fans as we look toward the first shipments. We are building outstanding teams and forging alliances that will make this product great and truly worthy of the Atari VCS name. Expert hardware partners are helping make this project possible and we couldn’t be more pleased with their contributions.”

Estimated delivery time for the device is currently July 2019. The campaign is set to close in late June.


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