This is Atari's next gaming console

This is Atari's next gaming console

Atari is aiming for a "smooth design", inspired by "classic" Atari design elements, and the console will feature four USB ports, a HDMI and SD port.

While technical details on the Ataribox are slim, Atari-or at least, the company that now goes by the Atari name after the original Atari went bankrupt in 2013-has revealed that the console will come in both red/black and wood editions, the latter paying homage to the 1977 original.

Additionally, Atari has unveiled two cosmetically different, but equally sleek, versions of the machine-one with a fetchingly retro red and black veneer, and the other with an even more fetching, even more retro wooden frontage.

Perhaps most intriguingly, Atari suggests that the Ataribox will also support "current gaming content" through "modern internal specs". It seems like the Ataribox is most similar to the recent Nintendo NES and SNES classic.

Atari's last official console-the ill-fated Atari Jaguar-was marketed as the first 64-bit console at a time when consoles had only just gone 32-bit. It is, for instance, unclear whether the Ataribox will include a bundle of pre-installed titles, as per the NES Classic Mini, or if its library can be expanded by downloading new software, unlike the NES Classic Mini.

It features materials such as wood, which make up the console's ribbed lines at the top, as well as glass, which is used for the front panel (there is a wood option for that too). We intend to release two editions: a wood edition, and a black/red edition.

The selection of ports further confirms that Atari's upcoming platform isn't exclusively intended for playing retro games.

It could be another android style console so we might be seeing games that aren't AAA.

As yet there are no details on when this new console from Atari will launch and also no details on how much it will cost, as soon as we get some more information, we will let you guys know.