You all may remember Atari confirming a new console in the makes a while ago, with the console being called the ‘Ataribox’. Now, Atari has offered us our first look at the Ataribox, which is clearly inspired by classic Atari design.
What does it look like?
The console will make older gamers, who are familiar with Atari’s legendary consoles, feel nostalgic. The machine looks very slim and sleek, and includes wood or glass paneling (depending on which variant you buy) with a black ribbed top which resembles the deck of the Atari 2600.
In a newsletter, Atari explained that the Ataribox will have 4 USB ports and HDMI output. The console will also apparently be available in red, with a black glass panel.
What can it do?
Since the consoles announcement, fans have speculated whether the Ataribox will just be another retro game emulator like the NES Classic Edition or SNES Classic Edition. But judging by the consoles modern internal specs, it seems like it will be more opne-ended and may play some modern titles.
Regarding this, Atari has said that “while we will be delivering classic gaming content, we will also be delivering current gaming content”.
This statement from Atari gives us hope, because the beloved company may finally make a comeback into the console gaming market after a long time. Though it is still very unlikely that Atari will release the console to compete with the behemoths, the Xbox One and PS4. But not much is known right now about the console except its external design.
Promising regular updates, Atari stated “We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, features, pricing, timing etc. There are alot of milestones, challenges and decision points in front of us in the months ahead”.