Retro gamings renaissance continues unabated.
Since Atari announced that they were returning to the console market, gamers have been wondering, what will it look like?
Well, now Atari has released images of what their new Ataribox and I think it’s fair to say, it’s a looker.
In a newsletter published online, Atari went into more detail when discussing the design of the new console. It features the same classic raised back and ribbed lines along with a wooden finish but with modern red lighting. The team did say that they will be delivering classic gaming content, now whether that means you’ll be able to play physical copies of Atari games from previous consoles or whether the machine will be preloaded with classic games like the SNES Classic Mini edition, we’ll just have to wait.
The team also confirmed that they’ll be delivering classic gaming content. Whether that means you’ll be able to play physical copies of Atari games from previous consoles or whether the machine will be preloaded with classic games like the SNES Classic Mini edition is, we’ll just have to wait and see.
The new Atari box will come with a built in SD card slot, an HDMI output along with 4 USB ports. The statement in full reads:
Our objective is to create a new product that stays true to our heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari.Inspired by classic Atari design elements (such as the iconic use of wood, ribbed lines, and raised back); we are creating a smooth design, with ribs that flow seamlessly all around the body of the product, a front panel that can be either wood or glass, a front facing logo, indicator lights that glow through the material, and an array of new ports (HDMI, 4xUSB, SD).
We intend to release two editions: a wood edition, and a black/red edition.As you can guess, those ports suggest modern internal specs. It also means that while we will be delivering classic gaming content, we will also be delivering current gaming content.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!
Hope you like where we are taking this, we’ll be in touch soon.
The Ataribox Project team.
It’s certainly going to be interesting times ahead in the console market.
Don’t forget to check out Elitegamer’s write up on the Ataribox.