Atari has released new details of its new console, the Ataribox. The company said it plays current and classic retro games on the new device, and offers a ”full PC experience for the TV, bringing you streaming, applications, social, browsing, music, and more.
The Ataribox will be powered by an AMD processor with Radeon graphics. It will also run Linux, with a custom UI, and will launch in late Spring 2018 for $250-$300 USD. Atari also said the console will be crowdfunded through an Indiegogo campaign that will launch this fall.
The Atari was introduced at E3. Earlier this year, the company stated via Kotaku that the Ataribox was inspired by classic Atari design elements. “We are creating a smooth design, with ribs that flow seamlessly all around the body of the product, a front panel that can be either wood or glass, a front facing logo, indicator lights that glow through the material, and an array of new ports (HDMI, 4xUSB, SD). We intend to release two editions: a wood edition, and a black/red edition.”
No game titles have been announced for the Ataribox but will come very soon.