Retro consoles are the brand new next-gen consoles, and nothing’s extra retro console than Atari. That’s why the teases from the gaming firm about its upcoming ‘Ataribox’ have been so intriguing to gaming followers – it might be superb. Now, we all know what it appears like, and due to an e-mail replace (by way of The Verge), additionally broadly what will probably be in a position to do.
The design is clearly an homage to the Atari of yore, however it’s additionally not a straight up miniaturization just like the NES Classic. Instead, it inherits a few of the supplies (there’s a woodgrain choice and a black glass entrance, relying in your desire. There are additionally ports for an SD card, HDMI, and 4 USB, and the corporate will probably be providing traditional video games on the console, much like the NES Classic’s library.
But the Ataribox may even be capable of run “current” video games, so it might be extra like a contemporary set-top gaming machine, too. We don’t but know a lot about what that’s going to supply on that scale, however it’d be fascinating if this was basically a Shield-like Android TV machine with a number of retro Atari titles pre-loaded and a few media streaming capabilities.
Nothing but on remaining availability or pricing, however it’s nonetheless an intriguing mission to keep watch over – and one which might point out the true depth of the retro gaming fad’s attraction.