Atari shared images and new details of its upcoming Ataribox games console

Postado Julho 17, 2017

"We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, pricing, timing", said Atari in a statement to The Verge.

Atari has said previously that while it would be re-releasing classic games for the Ataribox console, including Pac-Man, Pong, Space Invaders and Asteroids, and it will also feature modern gaming content.

In a newsletter sent to fans, Atari has revealed some details and shared a few pictures of the console's exterior.

Atari, in the hope of emulating the success of Nintendo's Mini NES and Mini SNES, has unveiled the Ataribox-a modern console inspired by the legendary Atari 2600, which was first released in 1977.

Back when the games console market was still in its infancy, Atari was a big name on the hardware side of things.

It will however have some features more in line with modern expectations - a HDMI port can be found on the rear along with four USB ports, with support built in for SD card expansion, which suggests uses will be able to sideload their own content on the machine. This week however, Atari is making a return, announcing the Ataribox, which was originally teased last month.

It'll be available in two editions, the black and red one and a version with wood panelling - like the ancient Atari VCS console. "It also means that while we will be delivering classic gaming content, we will also be delivering current gaming content".

It could be another android style console so we might be seeing games that aren't AAA. "We'll be giving you lots more information and status updates as we progress".

Beyond that, there's still much we don't yet no. Atari isn't yet discussing pricing details or a release date, nor is it sharing specific information about its games. While the internal hardware has yet to be detailed, there's the suggestion then that the Ataribox could be more powerful than your average retro console.