Ataribox, the upcoming device by Atari, will be more than just a plug-n-play console. While it will have a large back-catalog of classic Atari games, the device will run Linux OS with an interface made specifically for TV. This will allow it to bring streaming, applications, social platforms, browsing, music, and more. It will be powered by AMD customized processor with Radeon Graphics technology.
This means that the Ataribox will not exclusively be for Atari games. It will allow games from a wide variety of different studios, with different partnerships announced at a later date.
“With Ataribox, we wanted to create an open system, a killer product where people can game, stream and browse with as much freedom as possible. Atari games and content will be available as well as games and content from other providers,” said Fred Chesnais, Atari Chief Executive Officer. “We also wanted to launch Ataribox with our community, and reward our fans with exclusive early access, special editions, and include them as active participants in the product rollout.”
The Ataribox is expected to launch in Spring 2018 while fans that pledged to the Indiegogo campaign will obtain it this fall. It’s expected retail price is $249-$299. For more information, visit the official website.