Late final year, Nintendo astounded everybody by releasing a tiny reproduction of a classical Nintendo Entertainment System, versed with 30 pre-installed games from ’80s. In turn, consumers around a universe astounded Nintendo by purchasing a retro console during an astonishing rate, forcing a association to furnish some-more consoles than it had designed to build. In a end, Nintendo didn’t come tighten to assembly demand, though it did uncover other diversion companies a value of mining nostalgia.
Having taken a few records from a NES Classic Edition release, Atari announced during E3 2017 that it would be releasing a retro console of a own. Called a Ataribox, a device got a brief 20-second teaser behind in June, though on Monday, a association sent out an email to everybody who sealed adult during Ataribox.com with some overwhelming new photos and an contentment of sum about a console.
“Inspired by classical Atari pattern elements (such as a iconic use of wood, ribbed lines, and lifted back); we are creating a smooth design, with ribs that upsurge seamlessly all around a physique of a product, a front row that can be possibly timber or glass, a front confronting logo, indicator lights that heat by a material, and an array of new ports (HDMI, 4xUSB, SD),” says a team.
The email goes on to contend that a Ataribox will underline “modern inner specs,” so while classical gaming calm will be partial of a package, Atari also skeleton to offer “current gaming content” as well.
Unfortunately, specifications, pricing, recover timing and a games that will be playable on a console have nonetheless to be finalized. Atari skeleton to offer standing updates in a entrance months as work on a plan continues. In a meantime, here’s a brief video teaser from E3: