A first look at the mysterious Ataribox.
Atari took the games industry by surprise earlier this month when it revealed that the company was working on a brand new console. Today, the first images of the new box have been revealed.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much to share on the specifications of the new console, but we do know the new console will have an HDMI port, four USB ports and an SD card slot.
You can check out the images in the below gallery:
In an email to fans, Atari said of the design:
“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.”
At this stage, it isn’t clear exactly what content the Ataribox will actually offer, though the company has said it will release classic games alongside a new selection of titles. It seems like the Ataribox is most similar to the recent Nintendo NES and SNES classic.