Atari has given us our first look at the company’s next games console, the Ataribox.
The console, which was first teased during E3, appears to have a body of ribbed lines and wood paneling reminiscent of the Atari’s original 1977 console, the Atari 2600. An alternate version of the Ataribox will sport a black and red front panel instead of the classic wooden design. The company has confirmed that the console will include HDMI support, an SD card port, and four USB ports.
In a statement, Atari explained that the Ataribox will be supported with classic games as well as “current content.” It’s still unclear whether or not this current content will be newly developed games by Atari and/or third party developers.
Atari has thus far kept its cards close to its chest; no official word has been provided on a release window, pricing, or performance specs. However, Atari promises that it will reveal more information when the time is right. “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 this to life, and to listen closely to the Atari community feedback as we do so.”