With a design inspired by the iconic console and powered by the latest chip technology, Ataribox will offer much more than video games
More details about Atari’s upcoming Ataribox came out today. The console will be powered by an AMD customized processor with Radeon Graphics technology. Not only that, but the console will run Linux with an interface customized for use with a TV, providing more capability than just playing games.
The console will launch with a back-catalog of Atari classic games, current titles from various 3rd-party studios, and will have the ability to play compatible games from other content platforms such as Steam.
“With Ataribox, we wanted to create an open system, a killer product where people can game, stream and browse with as much freedom as possible. Atari games and content will be available as well as games and content from other providers,” said Fred Chesnais, Atari Chief Executive Officer. “We also wanted to launch Ataribox with our community, and reward our fans with exclusive early access, special editions, and include them as active participants in the product rollout.”
Ataribox will launch on Indiegogo this fall with a global launch in Spring 2018. The expected price range will be $249-$299 USD depending on specific editions and memory configurations. One of these configurations is a console made with real wood paneling.
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