Atari is making a new game console

Atari is making a new game console

Atari is making a new game console

In an interview with GamesBeat, Fred Chesnais said the device was based on PC technology, but didn't get into specifics.

Although there aren't many details available about the console, a new product called the Ataribox has been teased online.

It is too soon to report any development on Atari's new console as Chesnais said as its still in the early stages.

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But Atari's claiming that this new console was "years in the making".

"But what really matters to all the Atari fans is that the company is 'back in the hardware business". In what looks like one final, desperate attempt to gain some sort of market share, Atari now plans to launch the Ataribox console. A wood-grain siding first appeared on a website who described it a "brand new Atari product years in the making". As it stands, it looks as if Atari could be planning to create a throwback console, with a selection of their classic games, not too dissimilar to the Nintendo NES Classic, which saw huge success previous year.

With a retrogaming package, the only thing that it seems Atari could do to create a real value is keep the price down and fill it with every game it has ever made. So, is Atari actually trying to build something to compete with Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo? However, again, whether or not the footage is a glimpse of the actual Ataribox or the company is just using footage of the Atari 2600 for effect is unclear, and Chesnais didn't provide any clarification.

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