After 20 Years, Atari Is Making A New Games Console

Atari's rumored new game console is reportedly PC-based

Atari's rumored new game console is reportedly PC-based

"The company, known for developing classic games like "Asteroids", Crystal Castles" and "Space Invaders", recently teased a new website and video for Ataribox. Now Atari is turning a profit with its mobile games and licensing of its name, Chesnais is happy to say that the company is "back in the hardware business" with a product that is "years in the making".

While it remains a mystery in the industry as to how Atari can secure its spot in the gaming hardware sphere, Chesnais is optimistic of its revival in the midst of this competitive console war spectrum.

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

Atari has had a hard past at times, with the company filing for bankruptcy protection in 2013. With Nintendo's recent move into the mini console market, could Atari be doing the same?

The only detail Chesnais gave to GamesBeat was to say that the Ataribox is based on PC technology.

One possible incarnation of what this Ataribox will be is the easy money idea of an Atari version of an NES Classic Edition that packages built-in classic Atari games like this guy. Chesnais subsequently bought the company which VentureBeat reports is now profitable.

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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