Atari finally offered a first look at its new mysterious console, after teasing the product at E3 2017.
Called the Ataribox, it aims at delivering both “classic gaming content” and “current gaming content,” the announcement reads, without further details on what we should expect.
Atari rather chose to focus on giving details about the design of the Ataribox: “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),” the announcement said (as provided by Polygon). “We intend to release two editions: a wood edition, and a black/red edition.”
Atari added that “those ports suggest modern internal specs” and that its objective is to “create a new product that stays true to our heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari.”
More details should be revealed soon, Atari added: “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!”
Here are a couple of pictures released alongside the statement: