Today, the Atari team announced an exciting move forward for the Atari VCS ecosystem.
Now, owners can access the various popular cloud gaming platforms right from their VCS dashboard, thanks to the baked-in Chrome functionality and the system’s innovative PC architecture. Atari VCS users can boot up and play Stadia, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Luna, or GeForce Now right from their Atari VCS Videogame Computer Systems, the only first-party gaming device with the ability to do so.
Atari VCS is the First Dedicated Gaming System to Provide Access to Stadia, Luna, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and GeForce Now on One Device via Chrome.
The iconic retro video game brand and interactive entertainment producer — today announced that Google’s Stadia, Amazon’s Luna, Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Nvidia’s GeForce Now game streaming services are all accessible on the Atari VCS Videogame Computer System. The Atari VCS is the only first-party gaming device that offers direct access to all of these streaming services, thanks to the power of its built-in Chrome browser and PC architecture. These major cloud game services offer numerous AAA titles from a wide variety of publishers and further extend the broad range of retro to modern games playable on the Atari VCS.
“The Atari VCS team is thrilled to deliver all of the leading cloud gaming services to our users at one time and in one place,” said Michael Arzt, Atari COO of Atari VCS and Connected Devices. “Many fans have been accessing these services on their own and asking for direct links for some time now. We actively strive to satisfy their various requests and will continue to add more exciting new features as we keep moving the VCS platform forward.”
Atari VCS users can easily access the cloud gaming services for free in the Atari VCS Store. Currently, all of the services can be played on the VCS with Atari Modern Controllers in USB wired mode, with wireless support coming at a later date. Users may use wireless Stadia, Xbox, and Luna controllers with the respective services in the meantime. Subscriptions are required for each individual service and the Atari VCS Companion mobile app (available on the App Store and Google Play) or a mouse and keyboard will be needed to sign in the first time.
The Atari VCS also ships with Antstream Arcade, the leading retro game streaming system, which gives users access to more than a thousand home and arcade classics. Antstream on the VCS has several unique Atari games and features and supports both wireless and wired play with the Atari Classic Joystick and Atari Modern Controller.