Atari started teasing a Ataribox during E3 this year, earnest a “brand new Atari product.” While we saw a 20-second YouTube teaser that hinted a Ataribox would be housed in timber like a 2600, a video diversion builder has not supposing many sum about a console until today. Atari is now teasing more, including what a Ataribox looks like.
In an email to Atari fans, a association reveals “our design is to emanate something new, that stays loyal to a heritage, while appealing to both aged and new fans of Atari.” The new Ataribox is clearly desirous by a classical timber found on a Atari 2600, and a new console facilities ribbed lines, a lifted back, and a front row that can possibly be potion or wood. Indicator lights heat by these materials, and Atari is including SD label support, a HDMI port, and 4 USB ports on a Ataribox. Two versions of a Ataribox will be released, one in wood, and one in black / red.
Atari skeleton to broach classical games in a Ataribox, alongside “current content.” It’s not transparent if that stream calm involves simply republishing Rollercoaster Tycoon, but it appears that a Ataribox will be identical to a NES and SNES Classic in providing entrance to aged titles in complicated retro hardware. While Atari has protected a code recently, a association is concerned in a origination of a Ataribox. Hopefully that doesn’t meant Atari is only chartering a code again for a partner to emanate and conduct a hardware.
Atari isn’t providing any some-more information on pricing, recover dates, diversion content, or even full specs right now. “We know we are inspired for some-more details; on specs, games, pricing, timing,” reads an Atari statement. “We’re not teasing we intentionally; we wish to get this right, so we’ve opted to share things step by step as we move this to life, and to listen closely to a Atari village feedback as we do so.”