Atari offers first look at the Ataribox

A month after revealing it during E3 2017, Atari has shown the first full look at its Ataribox console.

In a newsletter to those who signed up for more information, Atari said the unit’s four USB ports and HDMI output “suggest modern internal specs.

“It also means that while we will be delivering classic gaming content, we will also be delivering current gaming content,” Atari said.

While it’s unlikely Atari is going to jump into a market with Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, that remark suggests the Ataribox will be a little more open-ended than something like the NES Classic Edition or SNES Classic Edition.

The black, ribbed look evokes the deck of the original Atari VCS/2600. The front panel will be available either in glass or in a wood design that likewise recalls the original system.

“We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, features, pricing, timing etc.,” the Ataribox makers said in the newsletter. “There are a lot of milestones, challenges and decision points in front of us in the months ahead.” Atari promised regular updates on the console’s development.