Albeit, one that looks like a console from the late 1970s. We've reported on the Atari VCS (Video Computer System)
in the past
, and at E3 2019
we now have details on the various revisions that will be available. Alongside confirmation that it will be powered by the new AMD Raven Ridge 2
chip (with Radeon graphics), and that you'll be able to run multiple OS installs - including Windows.
Out of the box there will be the customer Atari UI that will offer a library of classic Atari games like Asteroid and Centipede plus streaming apps that will allow 4K HDR output for Netflix, YouTube, and so forth. Weirdly there's no word on modern games that will debut with the console/PC thing.
But, there won't be any restrictions on the hardware as it will support just about all USB devices and peripherals and allow for custom OS installs. As well as the option to upgrade and add more RAM.
Here are the specs:
CPU: AMD Raven Ridge 2
RAM: 4GB DDR4 (400 System), 8GB DDR4 (800 System) - both are upgradeable
Storage: 32GB eMMC and support for external HDD
Connections: HDMI 2.0, 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 4x USB 3.1
HDCP: HDCP 2.2 compliant
Operating system: Linux OS based on Ubuntu (Linux Kernel 4.10)
Power: Low TDP architecture
Dimensions: 312.42 x 149.86 x 50.8mm
With two models to be made available - the Atari VCS Onyx 400 (4GB) and the Atari VCS Onyx 800 (8GB). With pricing going up to $389.99 USD for Atari VCS 800 including both the classic joystick and modern controller. Which puts its price range of the PlayStation 4 Pro. The Atari VCS will be made available at major retailers across the U.S. in March 2020, so whether or not it makes its way to our shores might come down to how well it sells.