Greetings Space Cadets, Atari has revealed new details and images of its first console in over 20 years, the Ataribox. The company has said it wants to bring both “current” and “classic” gaming content to the new device, which will contain “modern internal specs.”
Atari said in a newsletter to fans (via Kotaku AU) that its:
“Our objective is to create a new product that stays true to our heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari.”
As such, it intends to launch two editions of its new console: a red/black version and a wood version. The company stated that both variants will possess “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).
“As you can guess, those ports suggest modern internal specs,” the publisher added. “It also means that while we will be delivering classic gaming content, we will also be delivering current gaming content.”
No price or release date have been announced for the Ataribox, which was first teased in June, though the company said, “lots more information and status updates” will come as development progresses.