The first images of Atari’s promised console have surfaced.
Last month, the CEO of Atari announced that the company was “back in the hardware business.” The first look at the unit came in a 20-second teaser video, and now the company has released the first images.
The images come from email sent to Atari fans, in which the company says that, “our objective is to create something new, that stays true to our heritage, while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari.” The console will be available in two looks, one with black and red accents, and the other with the classic wood that Atari 2600 owners will remember so well. It boasts support for SD cards, a HDMI port, and four USB ports.
Atari also says that it plans to not only offer classic games on the unit, but “current content” as well. There’s currently no word on just what games will be available, when the unit might release, its costs or really anything else. That being said, Atari is acknowledging that it’s short on info. “We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, pricing, timing. We’re not teasing you intentionally; we want to get this right, so we’ve opted to share things step by step as we bring this to life, and to listen closely to the Atari community feedback as we do so.”
We’ll keep you updated on information once Atari makes it available. Until then, enjoy the images of the unit.