Remember when Atari announced a new console and we all kind of assumed it’d be a cheap toy designed to grab sales at the checkouts of supermarkets and HMV… well we were kind of wrong.
"According to the email, the Ataribox will retail around the $250-$300 mark, though the statement added this could change “depending on specific editions and memory configurations” which somewhat implies that several models may be available of the new contender, already releasing to a crowded and expensive gaming market.
It has also been revealed that the unit houses an AMD processor, uses Radeon Graphics technology and will run on Linux. The statement continues: “This approach means that as well as being a great gaming device, Ataribox is also a full PC experience for the TV, bringing you streaming, applications, social, browsing, music, and more.”
The console will ship with “tons” of pre-loaded Atari classics and “current games”, adding that newer titles will be announced for the platform very soon."
The Ataribox is scheduled for release in Spring of 2018.
Atari are releasing a console in 2018… that going to cost $300? WUT