There has been a lot of intense anticipation associated with the pending release of Atari’s new Ataribox. If you are at least 45-years-old, you have a nostalgic recollection of the game system that started it all. Before Nintendo, Sony Play Station, or X-Box there was Atari. Compared to any of the aforementioned game systems, the original Atari system was primal and high simplistic; however, it provided hours of fun for children and adults alike. While Atari has been rather tight-lipped about the release, they have started dropping hints and ideas of the design and aesthetic appeal of the game.
We decided to take what we have learned so far and provide you with five facts about the new Atari system that you probably unaware of.
1. The Ataribox Likely To Be Housed in Wood
For those who can remember the Atari 2600, you remember that the game was housed in wood, which at the time was impressive. Atari has hinted that while the overall design will be different, the new Ataribox system will also be housed in wood. It is not clear how this will go over will gaming system fans, but it will definitely be different in comparison to the plastic composite housings of the modern game systems that are currently on the market.
2. A Design that Bridges the Gap
According to those sources closest to the Atari decision makers, it is immensely important to the company that they remain true to their heritage. This means that they do not plan to venture too far from their roots, offering a design that will create a nostalgic appeal to the original fans of the game system. They also understand that the system will have to appeal to an entirely new audience that will not be familiar with past models, and they have accounted for that in their design, which is definitely inspired by the 2600 version.
3. New Technology Present
Although the game definitely has an older feel and look to it, it does sport the latest technology, ensuring that today’s modern techies will feel right at home. It provides an HDMI port, four USB ports, and SD card support on the new design, something the old design definitely did not have. For the fans that simply cannot get into the would design, don’t worry there will be black and red design as an alternative. The company is going to extraordinary lengths to ensure that they are able to appeal to a massive audience.
4. Both Classic and Current Content
For those who are wondering what they will offer their customers in the way of games, the company is leaving no stone unturned. For the nostalgic Atari fan, there will the classics that you grew up with, offering a number of old titles housed in modern technology. It is not clear what current content will be offered, but the buzz is that the vast majority of games that can be played on Play Station and X-Box will be available on the Ataribox.
5. Games, Specs, Pricing and More
If you are like most gaming fans, you are thirsty for facts surrounding all of the new games that will be offered, the exact specs of the system, pricing points, and more. Unfortunately, Atari is being extremely tight-lipped when it comes to these details, and instead of make speculations without having any pragmatic evidence, would rather give you what we have. What we can tell you is that a lot of thought and effort is being invested into this design, so expect something extraordinary.