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Tin Giant Joins Atari VCS Development Team

by on June 27, 2018
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Without a doubt, the new Atari VCS has caught the attention of gamers worldwide.  As of today, Atari has raised close to 3 million dollars towards the upcoming console.  Yet questions remain about the development and what the end product will be.

Today, Atari announced some intriguing details on who is helping with the development.  In a press release, Atari announced that Tin Giant has officially joined the VCS team.  The lead at Tin Giant is Rob Wyatt, who is known for his work on the original Xbox console and his work on the Playstation 3 graphics system.

In the press release, Michael Arzt, Atari’s COO of Connected Devices, said the following: “We have made a commitment to Atari fans to make the VCS the very best game and home entertainment platform it can be.  After months of working with Rob and Tin Giant to define product requirements for the Atari VCS hardware and operating system, we are excited to finally and officially announce our partnership. Rob and his experienced team are working to squeeze every possible ounce of performance out of the Atari VCS hardware.”

“Who wouldn’t want to be part of bringing Atari back? From the moment the AMD team introduced me to Atari and the VCS project, I have been intrigued and inspired by the opportunity that it represents,” said Rob Wyatt, CEO of Tin Giant. “The unique open platform and modern approach that Atari is taking will let users enjoy a broad range of new and existing games and other entertainment, while also delivering some unique options to customize the platform to their own tastes by combining additional software and classic content all in one place.”

I’m starting to be hopeful with this announcement.  With the anticipated launch next year, it would be in the best interest of Atari to release more information to the thousands of backers who have preordered the VCS.  Tin Giant has many team members with years of experience, so I am hopeful that their expertise will help the VCS come to fruition.

What do you think of the announcement?  Let us know in the comments!

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  • June 27, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    As someone that backed this on Indiegogo and really wants the package that I “ordered” (a console, retro controller, modern controller), any and all news like this is very welcome. I have seen some doubts as to the validity of the release of the VCS lately in some articles so seeing something like this raises my spirits. The people (fans) have tossed Atari 2.9 million dollars, I would love to see that money start going toward the building of the consoles and some more good news out of Atari.

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