The Atari mini-console will feature the power of the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000.
Although it seemed that Atari’s mini console was going to stay in the territory of the NES Classic Mini and company, it seems that the developers of the platform have gone much further as time has gone by. Yes, the Atari VCS will not forget its past and will feature over 100 classic games including Asteroids, Centipede, Breakout, Missile Command or Yars’ Revenge, but it also aims to be an advanced game system capable of running some current products or the most current streaming platforms on the market such as Netflix or HBO . How? Thanks to the support of AMD and its new AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000, which will enhance the system.
“With AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 powering the Atari VCS, we can play HDR content at 4K and 60fps that users expect from a modern and secure gaming and entertainment system,” said Atari Connected Devices operations director Michael Arzt. “AMD technology will also help protect the environment and content of VCS while supporting an unprecedented free access model that allows Atari’s highly creative community to install any other operating system with the operating system of the own machine. “
With its launch scheduled for December 2019, the only way to book the Atari VCS is through its IndieGoGo page, in which the console can be purchased for 212 euros. The crowdfunding of the machine exceeded 2 million euros. The news comes a few hours after the announcement of the Capcom mini-console, the Capcom Home Arcade, which aims to bring home some of the best arcade games of the Japanese company.