Atari showed off the gaming console they have previously announced today, which they have dubbed the “Ataribox.” No word on if this is going to stay the official name and the console was actually sent in a newsletter via e‑mail.
The newsletter showed off what the Ataribox’s exterior, but gave no specifications for the consoles specs. They did say they wanted to stay true to Atari’s heritage, which would explain why they designed the Ataribox in two styles: a wooden version for the original Atari feel and a black/red version that’s more modern. You can see the two styles below:
As you can see, the Ataribox will be hosting an array of new ports including HDMI, 4xUSB, SD. As stated they will be “delivering classic gaming content, we will also be delivering current gaming content.” No real information on what that exactly entails, so we will have to wait and see.
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.
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