Friday, 18 August, 2017

Atari's New Console Sounds Like a Bad Idea

Atari's rumored new game console is reportedly PC-based Atari CEO confirms the company is working on a new game console
Carlton Santiago | 18 June, 2017, 01:13

Speaking to VentureBeat, Chesnais said Atari was "back in the hardware business" and the company's upcoming gaming console would be based on PC technology.

We've reached out to Atari for further details, and we'll update this article with any information we receive. Last week the company floated a link on social media that led the users to a website which had nothing but a video that offered a glimpse of the new console being prepared by the company.

Considering that they are sized down to about ten employees and that they are on the verge of bankruptcy, the once mighty Atari is perhaps about to launch a new gaming console for public use - the way they used to be. That mini-retro console was a big hit despite only coming with 30 games and having wired controllers with short cables.

Despite how insane it sounds to hear that Atari of all companies is trying to get back into the console race, it's actually within the realm of possibility. The publication has speculated that Atari "might be cashing in on the popularity of retro games and Nintendo NES Classic Edition". Chesnais said that Atari's revival is well under way.

All we can do is wait and see if Ataribox will be a triumphant return for the legendary gaming brand or more of an E.T. sort of deal for the company.

This is exactly the path Microsoft and Sony took when Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were still in development.

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