The Atari VCS is an intriguing concept. It’s a PC / console hybrid, capable of playing more than 100 home and arcade classic Atari games as well as all-new titles. Yet you can also stream your favorite shows in 4K HDR, boot the system into PC mode and install any OS.
After all, the Atari name still carries a lot of kudos with video game fans, given the company’s integral role in creating the home console market. But its last piece of new hardware, 1993’s Jaguar, was a monumental flop.
Since then, the Atari brand has changed hands multiple times, emerged from bankruptcy, and been used to market social games and online gambling.
It’s been a rough couple of decades for Atari, that’s to be sure. But that could all change…