Fred Chesnais, the CEO of Atari, revealed that the company is currently working on a new video game console. This is big news since it would be the first Atari console to hit the markets in the last 20 years. The company released a teaser video which doesn’t reveal much. But it at least helps us get an image on what they are preparing.
Scarce Information on the Ataribox
The teaser presents the Ataribox, the new console Atari has been working on for several years now. Some claimed the teaser was fake and the company was preparing no new hardware. However, the CEO confirmed the new gaming system.
Unfortunately, the video doesn’t bring much information on the console. Even so, it revealed it would be based on PC technology, but the design is still unknown. According to Chesnais, they are still working on it, but they want something more retro, with the capabilities of such a gaming system.
Ataribox has serious competition on the market
Given this, gamers hope Atari will keep the prices of the Ataribox lower, and maintain the ‘retro’ atmosphere. Also, they expect all Atari games to come to the console. In all these years, the company must have found a way to fit all the necessary technology into the device, and the strategy needed to compete with the current gaming systems on the market.
Even so, it might be tough to overpass those who own the supremacy on the video game market, but Atari knows how to deal with it. Rumors suggest that the company will work on games which will be available exclusively for the Ataribox. This comes as a great chance for developers, who can combine retro and modern features.
Atari didn’t reveal the date of the release of Ataribox, but it might soon hit the markets. Supposedly, the device will come out similar to Nintendo’s popular NES Classic Editions. Since they were short-lived, Atari might speak to those fans who wanted to enjoy classic games on modern consoles.
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