The Ataribox Has Been Revealed And It Looks All Kinds Of Great

A first look at the mysterious Ataribox

A first look at the mysterious Ataribox

While we saw a 20-second YouTube teaser that hinted the Ataribox would be housed in wood like the 2600, the video game maker has not provided many details about the console until today. Whether it'll be playing PC software (the 'box is expected to run PC hardware) or some of the newer titles in Atari's back catalogue. Which always seems to surprise and disappoint fans when it turns out to be a black oblong box.

The post went on to suggest that "there are a lot of milestones, challenges and decision points in front of us in the months ahead", perhaps indicating that the console won't be ready for release in 2017.

All Atariboxes have an SD card reader, an HDMI port, and four USB ports, as well as glowing indicator lights, but Atari isn't sharing any more details as of yet.

Atari isn't providing any more information on pricing, release dates, game content, or even full specs right now. It also means that while we will be delivering classic gaming content, we will also be delivering current gaming content.

Aside from the look of the thing Atari haven't made any other announcements about what exactly they're making. Atari said the front panel could either come in wood or glass and that the company planned to launch two versions of the console: a wood edition and a black/red edition.

It's implied that the new console won't be out for some time, but the best guess would be that it's some kind of Android-based microconsole like Ouya.

The company calling itself Atari is not really the same company from the 80s, but what's left of old French publisher Infogrames.

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