I don’t figure many of the hardcore enthusiasts would because of all the bad press and delays but this seems more like the casuals gamers who just recognize the name from their past or people trying to profit like the other classics craze. Overall I think this is going to be a PlayStation mini flop and I know I haven’t seen anything that would wanna make me jump onto this circus yet. I would rather wait for the intellivision to come out because at least I have seen legitimate games and a plan.
Today’s update marks an important event as we “Flip the switch” on Atari VCS mass production!
That’s right; this week, mass production on the first new Atari VCS systems is underway. Our Indiegogo campaign page header has changed to show that Atari VCS is officially in the “Production” stage.
This is the batch of approximately 500 pieces as mentioned previously. These important Atari VCS Onyx systems are mainly earmarked for additional content developers, merchant and distributor samples and other critical business uses such as standard reliability testing, in advance of the full 10,000 unit run of Collector’s Edition and Onyx units going to our valued Indiegogo Backers, and then more units for our following customers.
Technically, we have been in various phases of “Production” for many months, but the team always felt that it wouldn't be right to change the header until we enter mass production.
We and our partners continue fighting hard to overcome the ongoing supply chain obstacles to the full Indiegogo run, and are doing everything in our power so that you backers -- being first in line -- can actually be playing with your Atari VCS as soon as practicable. As always, we'll provide more updates as we are able.
The entire Atari team hopes you, your family and friends all stay safe and healthy during these unprecedented times, and send our sincere gratitude and well-wishes to all the medical and front-line workers around the world.
How so? As far as I see it, people would be hoping for Atari to deliver the VCS sooner than the promised casino and cryptocurrency to get that episode. The way I feel it will roll out is the episode will be in the lost legendary files only whispered about about but never heard
We hope that each of you, your families, and your friends are staying safe and healthy during the quarantine. This unusual period has presented many challenges, but also afforded some opportunities for the Atari VCS team to capitalize on the extra time that comes with staying put. May 30th, 2020 marks the two year anniversary of the Atari VCS campaign on Indiegogo, and while to some it may feel like it's been even longer, we know it's all been worth it. The Atari VCS has come a long way and it’s almost here! Still, we ask that everyone please remember that to successfully make these final steps, as short as they are, the Atari VCS remains fully-dependent on the China supply and manufacturing chain returning to normal conditions.
Despite the ongoing travel restrictions, we continue working closely with our manufacturing partners to finalize the production and delivery of the Atari VCS system and accessories this year. The team is spending more time than ever on trans-continental video conferences to make up for the lost factory visits. The first batch of ~500 Atari VCS has made steady progress to completion, with some key discoveries along the way that have allowed the teams to further refine the production processes.
Atari VCS team members and a closed test-group have been putting the hardware and software through their paces over the past several weeks. Head over to our newest Atari VCS Developer Blog on Medium to read our latest update. We think you will be pretty excited when you see some of the games and apps that testers have been running on their Atari VCS units.
It seems like they are celebrating the scam now. It’s been two years since we took your money and we still have nothing but there would be something if it weren’t for a pandemic. Remember it will be worth the wait and have you seen our casino.? I think the best lesson here is how not to ruin a legendary property, hopefully the microprose people watched and learned .