However the Ataribox may also be in a position to run “current” games, so it may be a lot more like a contemporary set-top gaming device, too. We don’t yet know much by what that’s likely to offer with that scale, but it’d be interesting if the was basically a Shield-like Android TV device with a number of retro Atari titles pre-loaded and a few media streaming abilities.
Nothing yet on final availability or prices, but it’s still an intriguing project to keep close track of – and something that could indicate the real depth from the retro gaming fad’s appeal.
The look is clearly an homage towards the Atari of yore, but it is also not really a upright miniaturization such as the NES Classic. Rather, it inherits a few of the materials (there is a woodgrain option along with a black glass front, based on your choice. There’s also ports to have an Sdcard, HDMI, and 4 USB, and the organization is going to be offering classic games around the console, like the NES classic’s library.
Retro consoles would be the new next-gen consoles, and nothing’s more retro console than Atari. That is why the teases in the gaming company about its approaching ‘Ataribox’ happen to be so intriguing to gaming fans – it may be amazing. Now, we all know what it appears as though, and due to an e-mail update (through the Verge), also broadly what it really can do.