Ataribox console gets official name

March 19, 2018 by  
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Previously known under the working title Ataribox, Atari’s new mini console now has an official name, the “Atari VCS”.

The ‘VCS’ give me 80’s vibes!

Along with a new name reveal, the company will also show off prototypes of the Atari VCS, a Classic Joystick and a Modern Controller, at this week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

A very sleek, nostalgic design

The console is said to have “generated considerable excitement within the gaming community”.

Michael Arzt, Atari COO of Connected Devices explained, “Every person at Atari and every partner involved with the new platform is just as fanatical about the brand and its heritage as our biggest fans are. With the Atari VCS name, we know how important it is to get everything completely right and that’s why we briefly paused an imminent launch late last year. It was a difficult decision with the countdown underway, but we weren’t willing to go forward with even one thing out of alignment. We hope that Atari’s fans appreciate our extreme attention to detail and are as excited about the Atari VCS as we are.”

Atari plan on revealing the exclusive pre-order date sometime during April 2018.