Atari is the latest name in gaming to hit the blockchain market with new features on the upcoming console.
Atari VCS was first released in 1977 to bring home classics like Space Invaders and Pac Man.
Although it cannot compete with major consoles in the gaming world, the re-launched VCS / PC hybrid system from Atari will have a gaming platform that supports Ultra blockchain.
This means that when a user gets tired of playing old games from the original VCS, they can use the Ultra app to download PC games to play through the service.
Players will also be able to take advantage of the platform’s features that support blockchain, including in-game trading via NFT, esports tournaments, and the recently announced game streaming feature, while earning symbolic rewards.
The device will also be available for purchase on the Ultra platform using UOS or Atari tokens.
VCS has faced several delays due to hardware upgrades and the coronavirus epidemic.
While Atari has stopped announcing the actual launch date, Atari Cointelegraph revealed that the first batch of controllers and accessories are currently on their way to a US warehouse.
The company expects to collect everything under one roof and have it ready for sorting and shipping by the end of October.
Atari has achieved fame in the world of blockchains and cryptocurrencies since its first investment in space in 2018. It recently announced a partnership with The Sandbox, with the goal of recreating some of the classic metaverse games in the open world.