According to a Facebook post on the Ataribox page, the Ataribox is actually a thing and we may want to start paying attention. The box looks to come in two varieties – a wood grain version and a black and red version. Either way, this “rumor” no longer seems like a rumor. Atari, which struggled with bankruptcy just a few years ago may find it challenging to enter into a crowded console market. However, perhaps with the rich history that the company has, they may have a leg up.
See the post and photos below:
First look at the Ataribox design!!!
“Our objective is to create a new product that stays true to our heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari.
Inspired by classic Atari design elements (such as the iconic use of wood, ribbed lines, and raised back); we are creating 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). We intend to release two editions: a wood edition, and a black/red edition.
As you can guess, those ports suggest modern internal specs. It also means that while we will be delivering classic gaming content, we will also be delivering current gaming content.”
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. There are a lot of milestones, challenges and decision points in front of us in the months ahead. We’ll be giving you lots more information and status updates as we progress, and we are thrilled to have you along for the ride!”
Could this mean that the console market is getting more competition? Only time will tell. You can bet that this gamer is looking forward to seeing what this product can do. You can visit the official website for this project here.
As always. keep it tuned here to Proven Gamer for more Ataribox coverage.