Could this result in a console similar to the myriad of Android boxes such as the Ouya and the Nvidia Shield TV or akin to Nintendo's retro efforts like the SNES or NES Classic?
It will however have some features more in line with modern expectations - a HDMI port can be found on the rear along with four USB ports, with support built in for SD card expansion, which suggests uses will be able to sideload their own content on the machine. Atari is not sharing the specs of the console yet.More news: Four Men Detained By Police After Woman Found Dead In Melbourne
It appears Atari will be back in the console gaming market. While we saw a 20-second YouTube teaser that hinted the Ataribox would be housed in wood like the 2600, the video game maker has not provided many details about the console until today. Two versions of the console will be released - a version with a wooden front panel, and a black version with a red logo.
Atari started teasing its Ataribox at E3 this year, promising a "brand new Atari product".More news: PM Narendra Modi asks states to take strict action against cow vigilantes
"As reported by The Verve, Atari told prospective players that "[its] objective is to create something new, that stays true to [its] heritage, while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari" in an email. It will also play classic and "current" games. Perhaps Atari is going to republish some classics, or make a new game in retro style.
Unfortunately, there are no further details on pricing or availability, but we do know that the Ataribox can be had in the classic black/wood finish or in a more modern black/red color scheme. "We're not teasing you intentionally." continues the newsletter "We want to get this right, so we've opted to share things step by step as we bring this to life". We also don't know the actual specs of the hardware but hopefully more will be revealed soon. The Mini NES succeeded, in part, due to its simplicity and cheap price, both of which would be hard in a more capable console.More news: Spider-Man: Homecoming Crosses $200M Stateside
- New Video of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins Revealed
- Google Is Releasing 20 Million Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes in Fresno
- Spanish police reveal details of Europe-wide horsemeat scandal
- South Korea proposes rare military talks with North at Panmunjom
- Baby Justin Trudeau Met His Namesake And It Was Beyond Adorable
- Murray, Hingis Win Wimbledon Mixed Doubles
- Indian-origin doctor finds 27 contact lenses in woman's eye in UK
- Trump's approval stands at 50% in the counties that fueled his win
- Cabrera Bello: I played round of my life to win Scottish Open
- Anytime: Amazon's new messaging app to make it's debut soon