Holy fck. This is prdy big. Let's hope they pull it of.
The Atari was one of the first gaming consoles to come out but over time it has been overtaken. Nintendo and Sega pretty much put them to sleep. The sleeping giant to return (Hopefully). What are they going to do differently? Will they have their own games? Will it be a different experience?
This is what they are saying
"Inspired by the iconic silhouette of the original Atari 2600 Video Computer System, the new Atari VCS has already generated considerable excitement within the gaming community. Its skillful blend of modern lines and reverential details, combined with contemporary content technology and new innovation, has evoked positive reactions from Atari fans both new and old. The Atari VCS will of course serve up lots of classic content, but it is so much more than a “retro-box.” It is a completely new Atari connected device designed for today’s living room.
Industrial design and graphics are essential parts of the brand’s DNA and part of what makes every Atari game an adventure for the player. Today’s Atari design, engineering, software and marketing teams all endeavor to bring similar levels of care and attention to the new VCS. Atari intends its new video computer system to change the way you interact with your TV, just as the original Atari 2600 Video Computer System first did more than 40 years ago."
The question marks for it are all about what it can do. Is it going to be able to go up against the XBox and Play Station or will it forge its way back through improved retro games etc. Only time will tell.
Atari has released some prototypes so it will be interesting to see what comes of it. We will know pretty soon if this thing will cut it.
One thing is for certain, this is pretty exciting. There are reasons to be nervous as it will be hard. You've got this Atari. Nail it please.