Atari provides first look at the Ataribox console

An image of the Ataribox console by Atari. (Atari)

After teasing the public on its upcoming console during the E3 2017 event, Atari finally gave a first clean look of the Ataribox this week.

According to a report by VentureBeat, the gaming company unveiled images of the unit’s industrial design. Atari revealed two versions for the Ataribox, giving two different looks for gamers. The first comes in a wood design that evokes the nostalgic look. The second one, on the other hand, sports a modern black finish partnered with a red logo and red back.

Atari initially revealed the console during E3 2017 last month. The company also sent out a newsletter addressed to fans who signed up for more information. Atari said that they aim to come up with a new product that remains true to their heritage. They said they wanted to do this “while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari.”

Moreover, they also confirmed that the console will come with a classy-looking front panel made with either wood or glass. Furthermore, it will also showcase indicator lights “that glow through the material” used on the console. In addition, they also noted that they will offer both modern and classic gaming content to reach gamers from different generations.

Atari’s move to dive into the retro gaming scene comes in the wake of Nintendo’s success. The latter recently released the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic Edition, which sold out like hotcakes. It is interesting to see how Atari will fare, considering they will come up with a brand new console that pays homage to the old units they once had.

“We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, features, pricing, timing etc. 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 Ataribox to life, and to listen closely to Atari community feedback as we do so,” Atari added.

More details and information about the Ataribox will be revealed in the coming months.