Atari finally showcased the Ataribox's actual design and shared a few details regarding what the console actually does. Well, as spotted by The Verge, Atari has now revealed a smidgeon more information on its mysterious new console, alongside a couple of hints as to what it will actually do.
"As reported by The Verve, Atari told prospective players that "[its] objective is to create something new, that stays true to [its] heritage, while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari" in an email. Its last console, the Atari Jaguar, did not sell well despite being marketed as the first 64-bit console. Given the success that Nintendo found with the NES Classic Edition, and the hype surrounding the upcoming SNES Classic, Atari is definitely introducing the Ataribox to a receptive audience.
More information, including the console's release date, games info, pricing and full specifications is expected soon.
Much like Nintendo's NES mini classic, Atari is getting in on the cash grab too.
We've been hearing rumblings for a while that Atari was gearing up for the release of a new console, and today the console has officially been revealed. There will be two different looks to choose from the classic wood and black logo of the Atari 2600 or a more updated look with Orange and black. The new console from Atari was announced at the E3 2017.
Atari has continued its teaser-trailer approach to what is purported to be a retro version of its classic games console. Not many details have been released, but the team promises that both editions will have HDMI and SD ports, along with four USB ports.
Unless they have no real idea what the Ataribox will do either, they're teasing us intentionally. But there's no detail on what we will find inside the case and not even Atari seems to know just yet. Chances are you won't be playing the latest Call Of Duty on this thing, but you might be able to load up some Android games when you're all fed up with Missile Command.