Information about pricing, availability, game lineup and release date have yet to be revealed but these should be addressed soon after Atari
gets more feedback from the community.
is promising that the hardware specs on the console will be "modern," but hasn't clarified what that means yet.
Visually, the Ataribox will also feature a slim design with ribbed edges that calls back to past Atari
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Established in 1971, by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney as Syzygy Engineering, Atari
went on to become a household name in the gaming business.
Jim Wilson, CEO, Atari
, said, Atari
and Microsoft Corporation have had a long and successful history on Xbox LIVE and in the digital space.
In the face of mounting losses amid a general industry slump, pressure from creditors, exec departures and a stock price of less than $1, Atari
has laid off 20% of it staff and is looking to sell its game-development studios.
Additional features include four bonus unlockable Atari
2600 titles, including 2600 Air-Sea Battle, 2600 Canyon Bomber, 2600 Mini-Golf and 2600 Video Checkers.
Though Jakks is currently in a quiet period due to its secondary offering that was announced April 23, Stephen Berman, president and chief operating officer, said in a statement that the retro graphics and sounds that Atari
introduced decades ago is ``a perfect match for the new platform.
and Universal Pictures announced the development of Asteroids as a major motion picture event, with Lorenzo DiBoneventura (Transformers) on board to produce.
could be planning to launch an official platform with the best of its games from the Atari
2600, 5200, and 7800 eras.
During the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 in Los Angeles, Atari
began teasing a product called Ataribox on a non-Atari website.