Atari is indeed working on a new console, says CEO

Atari confirms new game console in the works

A week ago, a video was posted onto YouTube by Atari that showed off what might have been a remastered version of the Atari 2600 console.

Atari chief executive Fred Chesnais himself revealed that the company is venturing into the gaming console arena. The Atari CEO remained mum on most other details of the project. The video below doesn't give much away, in fact it's just a nice look at what the console may look like, plastic grooves, wood or wood effect plates, and an Atari logo on the face that lights up! Are you looking forward to what Atari will bring to the table? The video's description called on those interested to subscribe on the Ataribox website for more information.

Atari may be resurrecting the classic home console that ushered in a golden age of gaming.

Chesnais did not detail the console any further but stated it was based on "PC technology" and that the design is still in development.

"We're back in the hardware business."
The publication has speculated that Atari "might be cashing in on the popularity of retro games and Nintendo NES Classic Edition". The company is in the midst of a big revival, with Chesnais buying the company after it filed for bankruptcy protection in 2013.

With a retrogaming package, the only thing that it seems Atari could do to create a real value is keep the price down and fill it with every game it has ever made.


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