Back in June, Atari’s CEO Fred Chesnais confirmed the company was working a new gaming console. Not many details were shared at the time but this surely sparked interest on what the classic gaming company was conjuring up. Today we were given a small glimpse at what the future holds with this mystery console actually is.
First of all, this console now has a name: Ataribox. The Ataribox will deliver classic games for players to indulge in nostalgia as well as modern games. The console will come in two different versions. One being a classic wood and black throwback to the Atari 2600. While the other will be a modern black and orange console. The only other confirmed specifications include four USB ports, an SD card slot, an HDMI port, and an Ethernet port. With the absence of a cartridge slot, it seems all games will be digital.
Atari had this to say on the lack of details regarding this announcement:
“We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, features, pricing, timing etc. We’re not teasing you intentionally; we want to get this right, so we’ve opted to share things step by step as we bring Ataribox to life, and to listen closely to Atari community feedback as we do so. There are a lot of milestones, challenges and decision points in front of us in the months ahead. We’ll be giving you lots more information and status updates as we progress, and we are thrilled to have you along for the ride!”
Atari has confirmed that the Ataribox is more than just an emulation box saying it will have “modern internal specs.” But it seems as if we are going to have to wait and see what is truly under the hood of the Ataribox. With details not being revealed it is safe to assume the Ataribox will not be coming out this year, but we will surely keep you up to date when new information surfaces.
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