Atari isn’t simply getting again within the console sport after 20 years on the sidelines — it’s leaping headfirst into cryptocurrency, too.
The retro gaming big is introducing a digital foreign money known as Atari Token which customers will be capable to use to purchase video games on its new Atari VCS gaming system.
The tokens will promote for 25 cents a pop starting Oct. 29 on the Bitcoin.com Trade, Bloomberg reports, and Atari will promote four million of them. Although they are going to initially solely be used to purchase video games and for in-game purchases on its console, the hope is that the token will finally be used all through gaming.
The VCS, which was first introduced in 2017, shall be launched the identical month as Sony’s new PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Sequence X. However regardless of the top-tier competitors, Chesnais mentioned that Atari will be capable to make a splash.
“Now we have a model, we’ve a following — we predict we’re going to get some consideration in any case,” Atari CEO Frederic Chesnais advised Bloomberg.
The console shall be provided as part of a bundle that features 100 traditional video games, in addition to two controllers, for $390.
The VCS, has a retro feel and look, and can run on a Linux-based working system and guarantees “a full PC expertise for the TV” that may deal with streaming, apps, social media, net looking and music, Atari mentioned.