The console does have a new release window for both the indiegogo funders as well as available at retail stores. The Atari 2600, originally branded as the Atari Video Computer System (Atari VCS) until November 1982, is a home video game console developed and produced by Atari, Inc. Atari VCS 800 Release Date And Price Revealed + by Vaspaan Dastoor Posted July 7, 2020, 4:04 p.m. Atari VCS gets an official release date but there are issues. Atari VCS backer units for those who supported the system's Indiegogo campaign will ship by October, while all subsequent pre-orders and retail units will arrive holiday 2020. Atari VCS Onyx console will soon be made available to the public. The Atari 800 VCS is a story of controversy, delays, and … The original release date was targeting March of 2020, but the Atari VCS console missed that window. The Atari VCS, the console/PC hybrid from the legendary game company, is finally releasing this fall. The console will be available from many locations for pre-order. The Atari VCS didn't make its original launch date of March 2020, but thankfully, the console has a new release window. Atari VCS Confirms Launch Title and Release Details. After several delays, the console was expected to ship in March 2020, but was delayed again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Atari VCS Console will feature a remake of the iconic Missile Command, and it illustrates just how far game tech has come in 40 years. Released on September 11, 1977, it is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and games stored on ROM cartridges (a format first used with the Fairchild Channel F in 1976). Atari VCS (codename Ataribox) is an upcoming home video game console produced by Atari SA.The system was first revealed in June 2017 and pre-orders began on May 30, 2018. The console will be released this fall. Atari VCS release date and price Atari is aiming to ship the console in 2020, putting it in direct competition with the PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. It's available to pre-order now at select retailers in the US, but has already sold out at places like Walmart.