Published on October 11th, 2017 | by Gary Johnson0
More Ataribox details breakout
People of a certain age will remember the iconic Atari 2600 console that was enjoyed by millions of gamers across the globe long before the likes of Sony and Microsoft took over the industry. The company is in the process of making a bit of a comeback as more Ataribox details breakout ahead of an official release.
A few months ago we first heard about a new piece of hardware being developed by Atari with only a few details revealed at the time, and now the company has revealed some more information about the Ataribox console.
The device will be launched sometime during the spring of next year around the world and priced at between $249-299 depending on specification and memory configurations. The new console will initially be released via the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform.
It is promised to have a “large” back catalogue of classic games from the company, and as the console will be running a Linux OS it will be also be able to run a number of more recent games as well.
Currently though Atari hasn’t revealed more details about content and partnerships but the device will also offer apps, social networks, streaming, music, and a web browser with the user interface being designed with TVs in mind.
The Atari box will be powered by a customised AMD processor with Radeon graphics, and Atari CEO, Fred Chesnais, stated “With Ataribox, we wanted to create an open system, a killer product where people can game, stream, and browse with as much freedom as possible. Atari games and content will be available as well as games and content from other providers”.
He continued by saying “We also wanted to launch Ataribox with our community, and reward our fans with exclusive early access, special editions, and include them as active participants in the product rollout.”
We have embedded the official teaser video below.
Are you interested in the Ataribox?