Atari showed off the gam­ing con­sole they have pre­vi­ous­ly announced today, which they have dubbed the “Atari­box.” No word on if this is going to stay the offi­cial name and the con­sole was actu­al­ly sent in a newslet­ter via e-mail.

The newslet­ter showed off what the Ataribox’s exte­ri­or, but gave no spec­i­fi­ca­tions for the con­soles specs. They did say they want­ed to stay true to Atari’s her­itage, which would explain why they designed the Atari­box in two styles: a wood­en ver­sion for the orig­i­nal Atari feel and a black/red ver­sion that’s more mod­ern. You can see the two styles below:

 

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As you can see, the Atari­box will be host­ing an array of new ports includ­ing HDMI, 4xUSB, SD. As stat­ed they will be “deliv­er­ing clas­sic gam­ing con­tent, we will also be deliv­er­ing cur­rent gam­ing con­tent.” No real infor­ma­tion on what that exact­ly entails, so we will have to wait and see.

The full newslet­ter is below:

Our objec­tive is to cre­ate a new prod­uct that stays true to our her­itage while appeal­ing to both old and new fans of Atari.

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.

As you can guess, those ports sug­gest mod­ern inter­nal specs. It also means that while we will be deliv­er­ing clas­sic gam­ing con­tent, we will also be deliv­er­ing cur­rent gam­ing con­tent.

We know you are hun­gry for more details; on specs, games, fea­tures, pric­ing, tim­ing etc. We’re not teas­ing you inten­tion­al­ly; we want to get this right, so we’ve opt­ed to share things step by step as we bring Atari­box to life, and to lis­ten close­ly to Atari com­mu­ni­ty feed­back as we do so. There are a lot of mile­stones, chal­lenges and deci­sion points in front of us in the months ahead. We’ll be giv­ing you lots more infor­ma­tion and sta­tus updates as we progress, and we are thrilled to have you along for the ride!

Hope you like where we are tak­ing this, we’ll be in touch soon.

The Atari­box Project team.

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Source: Atari