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The Atari VCS can play Cyberpunk 2077 (form of)

By Alex Calvin,
Wednesday, 6 January 2021 16:58 GMT

These two are a match made in heaven.

Keep in mind that new console Atari has been seemingly engaged on for what seems like eternally? Nicely, it’s been shipped out to the loyal shoppers who helped crowdfund it, and it seems it might probably play the most well liked new releases.

That’s going by a video from YouTuber Kevin Kenson – as noticed by GamesRadar – who managed to get Cyberpunk 2077 operating on the {hardware}. The Atari VCS is just about only a mini laptop and it’s attainable in addition into Home windows by way of the console’s PC Mode, which means that it might probably play something {that a} common PC can. In order that they needed to attempt to get Cyberpunk 2077 operating on it.

We are saying play; Kenson’s footage exhibits that the sport runs – how do we are saying this diplomatically? – like absolute shit, even on the minimal graphics settings. Not that that’s saying a lot on condition that Cyberpunk 2077 additionally runs like a turd rolling downhill on most {hardware} proper now, a lot in order that Sony pulled the sport from its PlayStation Retailer.

Provided that the VCS doesn’t precisely boast probably the most high-end of specs and isn’t actually designed to run one thing as loopy intense as Cyberpunk 2077, it’s hardly shocking that it solely runs the sport at an excellent low framerate.

The Atari VCS – initially generally known as the Ataribox – was unveiled in 2017 and was set for an Indiegogo crowdfunding marketing campaign that might see the {hardware} come out in spring 2018. As you possibly can inform, the product has run into a couple of scheduling points and different assorted drama. The identical is also stated of Cyberpunk 2077, so perhaps these two are excellent for each other.

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The {hardware} was rebranded to Atari VCS at GDC 2018 forward of the Indiegogo marketing campaign that finally went reside in Might 2018. The mission raised $3 million, significantly greater than the $100,000 objective it had set out.

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