The pictures in this post are of first protoEngines of the Ataribox. Atari has claimed that “everyone that has seen Ataribox first-hand loves it, feeling the Atari 2600 influence, while still being a modern design.”
Ataribox will be powered by an AMD customized processor, with Radeon Graphics technology. It will run Linux, with a customized, easy-to-use user interface. This approach means that as well as being a great gaming device, Ataribox is also a full PC experience for the TV, bringing you streaming, applications, social, browsing, music, and more. Most TV devices have closed systems and content stores. Linux lets Atari be more open; you can access & customize the OS, & you can access games you’ve bought from other content platforms (if compatible with the OS and HW). There will be tons of classic Atari retro games pre-loaded, & current titles from a range of studios (title TBA).
Ataribox is launching on Indiegogo this fall. Atari states, “We want you, the Atari community, to be part of this launch. We want you to have early access, grab special editions (& pricing) and to have you as active partners in the rollout of Ataribox. We want you to be part of the story.”
Atari plans on shipping the consoles late Spring 2018, with an expected price range of $249-$299. The price will vary based on specific editions & memory configurations.
Atari has also confirmed that the wood edition is made of real wood! Check out more from the Artaribox website.
*All photos are courtesy of Atari