These Are The Final Atari VCS Controllers

Posted: May 22 2019, 12:22am CDT | by , in Technology News


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These are the Final Atari VCS Controllers

Atari unveiled final VCS controller designs.

The Atari VCS retro console is coming later this year. Today Atari has unvieled the final design of the two controllers that come with the console. Atari collaborates with accessory maker PowerA on the Atari Classic Joystick and Atari Modern Controller.

The new Atari Joystick keeps the iconic Atari CX40 joystick design, but with some functional upgrades. The center stick is fully digital and snaps back to center with default settings that map to the D-pad on contemporary gamepad controllers. That red “Fire” button still fires, and as you’d probably expect, also lets you select items when navigating the VCS dashboard and in-game menus.

The biggest new feature in theAtari Classic Joystick is the inclusion of a rotating paddle function in the Classic Joystick. As most long-time gamers know, there are many classic games, such as Pong, Breakout, Night Driver and others, that are still best-experienced using Atari’s Paddle Controllers instead of the CX40 or other input device. Atari's new joystick combines the best of both worlds by putting the rotation right into the stick for whenever you are playing a game that is best-suited to a paddle: Simply rotate the stick between your thumb and fingers.

The new Atari controller work via USB and can also be used on a PC. The Atari VCS console is set to ship late 2019. So far Atari has raised over $3 million of its Atari 2600 inspired console. Find retro consoles on

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