Atari reveals first pictures of its new games console

Atari reveals first pictures of its new games console

Pictures and confirmation of a brand new games console from Atari have emerged, with a look at the exterior and connections of the machine known as the Ataribox. Indicator lights glow through these materials, and Atari is including SD card support, a HDMI port, and four USB ports on the Ataribox.

The mystery as to what users can play on the Ataribox deepened when the company also said it wants to have current gaming content. Atari is now teasing more, including what the Ataribox looks like.

According to Atari, the range of ports suggest modern internal specs, as well as that it will delivering not only classic gaming content, but also current gaming content.

So far though there's no indication of how powerful the console is or what kind of games it'll run.

In an email to Atari fans, the company reveals "our objective is to create something new, that stays true to our heritage, while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari".

However, as you can see above, Atari's work-in-progress promo shots do seem to show an ethernet port in the console's rear, and then there's the whole SD card thing-so you know.

There are two versions: one uses the black and brown wood combination, while the other features a bright red on the front and back to match the dark top. The new Ataribox is clearly inspired by the classic wood found on the Atari 2600, and the new console features ribbed lines, a raised back, and a front panel that can either be glass or wood.

Beyond that, there's still much we don't yet no. Atari isn't yet discussing pricing details or a release date, nor is it sharing specific information about its games.

Atari's last official console-the ill-fated Atari Jaguar-was marketed as the first 64-bit console at a time when consoles had only just gone 32-bit. As always, we will keep you updated.