The gaming company has now shared the outer look and a few other details about its upcoming console.
Atari's first console in over two decades, the Ataribox, has been fully revealed. The Ataribox will feature SD card support, an HDMI port, and four USB ports. Atari said it is trying to create a product "that stays true to our heritage" while also broadening the Atari brand to modern-day gaming customers. Their last system was 1993's Jaguar. 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.
It's said that the Ataribox will also be capable of playing "current gaming content" according to the company.
While the wait continues for pricing details, availability and a release date, the images contained in the newsletter expand on a brief teaser trailer unveiled during E3 2017 which formally announced Atari's unexpected return to the games hardware business. However, further details - such as pricing, a release date or specs - are now unknown. With its compact scale and Atari noting that the Ataribox won't exclusively have vintage games, it's doubtful that the console will go head-to-head with current-generation models like the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One. There are two different versions of the console, which both feature ribbed black plastic as a throwback to older Atari consoles. As such, we hope to know more soon.
The new design introduces the possibility of new Atari games or even third-party titles.
If you want to go along the for the ride, you can sign-up to receive updates on the Ataribox site. There's still a lot of unknowns around the Ataribox but now fans have a little more information to work with. Chances are you won't be playing the latest Call Of Duty on this thing, but you might be able to load up some Android games when you're all fed up with Missile Command.