Atari has kept pretty quiet about its Ataribox, while fans wait in anticipation. However, thanks to an email newsletter we now have a few bits of information that should make fans happy
The console will have an Indiegogo launch this fall. As far as the design, we can expect an Atari 2600 influence with a modern touch. It even has real wood.
The console will be powered by an AMD customized processor and run Linux. You can also do all the usual PC-for-TV things, like streaming, listening to music and social media. What is odd is that we still don’t know about what pre-loaded games it will include. The company does say that it will “start talking titles very soon”.
We know that it plans on shipping in late spring 2018, with an expected price tag of $250-$300. Fans who get involved with the Indiegogo campaign this fall, will be able to get their hands on special editions and exclusive pricing. We still have a lot to learn about this console, but hardcore Atari fans already know they are going to buy it. I just wish we knew which games we can expect. We will find out soon enough. We will keep you posted.