Today Atari announced the Ataribox, a new console by the company.
Atari has been teasing a new console since E3 2017 this year and it looks like they’re making good on their word. According to IGN,”The console will feature an HDMI output, 4 USB inputs and an SD card slot.”
No games or really anything has been announced about the console and there’s a reason for that. In a recent statement, the company wanted to ensure that they do this right so they’re releasing information in a step by step process.
“We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, features, pricing, timing etc. 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 Ataribox to life, and to listen closely to Atari community feedback as we do so.”
At least we get some pictures to look at!
Update: September 26th, 2017
Today we got a bit more information about the Ataribox including the price and what it runs on.
First and foremost we found out that the Ataribox will run Linux on AMD processors.
Secondly, we found out that the Ataribox will cost around $250 to $300.
This fall we can also expect an Indiegogo campaign for the Ataribox and we can expect release Spring of 2018.
With the limited information we have, I’m skeptical on whether the Ataribox is a product for me. At a $250 – $300 price point, it’s going to have some sort of substantial games to offer. I’m not the type to pay $300 simply for nostalgia. To make any sort of informed decision, we’ll definitely have to hear more about what else Atari is offering. Until then I’ll keep an eye on the story.