Atari® has delayed the VCS but it’s for a good cause.

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Well Atari fans, I know this isn’t the news you’d like to hear but the VCS has been officially delayed again. We hoped for Atari to add more power and efficiency to the VCS by rolling with the AMD RYZEN CPU and behold they did. TRUST US, THE WORST THING ATARI CAN DO IS RUSH THE VCS TO CONSUMERS WHO ARE WAITING TO FIND ANY AND EVERY REASON TO BASH IT. We want a quality product and feel that it will be worth the delay. We here at iJam Power Radio have been very excited about a new console attempting to enter the video game arena. We want nothing more than the Atari VCS to succeed. We can barely wait to see the low budget unknown programmers start to develop various games for this system. Nolan Bushnell mentioned in his book “Finding the next Steve Jobs” that finding the next Steve Jobs probably won’t happen due to all of the strict standards that most companies have nowadays. Think about it… A company decides not to hire someone because they don’t have a big university degree or because they don’t smell or look a certain way… If Atari thought like that when Nolan Bushnell was CEO, Steve Jobs wouldn’t have gotten a chance to work there and that most likely would have meant not ever seeing an Apple product. We truly think that the Atari VCS will open the doors for many many talented homebrew programmers who might not ever get the chance to display their upcoming or already great programming skills because of Big preoccupied companies like MICROSOFT, SONY, NINTENDO.

Heres what the Atari VCS Team had to say about the delay…

Hello Fans!

The team entered the year 2019 with a lot of great momentum and excitement around the Atari VCS project, confident in our direction and progress. Atari is working with some of the top talent and companies in the business, all helping to implement the vision for both the product and all the elements that go into it.

This project’s integrity and backers’ emotional and financial investments are and will always be our top priorities. Today’s new Atari VCS blog, linked below, discusses our recent decision to upgrade to an all-new AMD chip, and its impact on the product’s delivery which is now end of 2019.

When reading the blog, we hope you all appreciate the reasons why we decided to make this upgrade and why, when given an opportunity to improve the product in exchange for a new delivery date, we chose to upgrade. Working together with project partners and stakeholders, we took the time to fully-mature this important decision before making it public. The team is listening to your comments and questions and are confident that this change positively reflects many of our fans’ and backers’ feedback.

We also acknowledge your requests for more frequent updates, but please bear in mind that Atari and its partners are constrained by mutually-agreed approval processes and other restrictions that may be legal, self-imposed, regulatory and/or some combination of these. Details about the product(s) and strategies of both Atari and its partners can and will be shared only when all stakeholders agree.

We cannot thank you enough for your support!

— The Atari VCS Team

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