The new system looks to mix old and new sensibilities.
By Robert Marrujo:: Atari shocked the video game industry when it announced that it wanted to re-enter the hardware manufacturing business. There had been hints in recent months that Atari was looking to become more than just a software producer; its collaboration with FMTwo Games to create the Gameband smartwatch via crowdfunding website Kickstarter was a clear step in that direction. More recently, however, Atari announced its Ataribox system, a new video game system meant to compete with current-gen home consoles.
Today, Atari has finally unveiled some info about the project through its newsletter. We'll let you peep the full details here, but in short, fans can expect the following:
- $249-$299 pricing
- Preloaded classic Atari titles
- Contemporary software
- Linux OS
- Cross-compatible with games from other content platforms
- Shipping Sprin 2018 through Indiegogo
Atari's last home console was the Jaguar which was discontinued in 1996. Whether or not Atari will be able to reclaim its former glory is unknown, but it's going to be interesting to see the company try.
Which leaves us with just one, last question: where you at, Sega?!