The incoming incoming retro-fashioned Ataribox console will be powered by PC technology. A 20-second trailer teased a wood-finished 2600 lookalike, however it appears the incoming machine will have the same approach as Nintendo’s NES and SNES Mini/Classic systems with its library of classic games.
As reported by The Verve, Atari told prospective players that “its objective is to create something new, that stays true to its heritage, while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari” in an email.
The Ataribox has two HDMI ports, four USB ports and SD card support. A wood-finished variation will ship alongside a red and black version with indicator lights.
As today, Atari has not yet revealed what is under the new console’s hood.
“We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, pricing, timing,” says Atari. “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 this to life, and to listen closely to the Atari community feedback as we do so.”
Despite the hype surrounding Nintendo’s Classics machine, a PC iteration does not yet exist.