Today Atari revealed their new Ataribox console to the gaming audience, marking their first piece of hardware in over 20 years. It is a PC based system that will play old and current games. There is no price or release date yet set for it.
The new Ataribox console will come in 2 versions, a modern black box and a retro wood panel version. Both versions feature an HDMI port, 4 USB ports, and SD card support. Atari pointed out that these ports reflect the console will play current games on modern internal specs. We will have to wait and see just how modern those specs are.
Atari is developing the Ataribox via crowdfunding, monitoring community feedback closely. There is still a lot to be determined here, such as what kind of modern gaming and third party support the console will feature. As it stands now, the first party lineup for Atari consists of their classic lineup which isn’t as sought out for nostalgia as something like the SNES, and modern titles like Roller Coaster Tycoon which are more niche. They will provide more info and status updates as they go, so hopefully it won’t be too long before we find out some more answers.
Atari has been teasing the Ataribox since E3 and now we have our first look at it. Thoughts on the reveal of the new Ataribox? Will there be another hard choice to make in console gaming?