Atari confirms it is making a new video game console

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Chesnais didn't offer many details beyond that, but he noted that it will incorporate PC technology and the design is still being developed.

A new Atari video game console is on the way, according to the company's CEO Fred Chesnais.

You could be forgiven for thinking it's 1987 instead of 2017, but Atari has confirmed rumours it is building a new gaming console.

We're told it's "coming soon" at the end of the video, but that could mean details or the actual console, if it even is a console that is. The publication has speculated that Atari "might be cashing in on the popularity of retro games and Nintendo NES Classic Edition". He also noted that the hardware will be PC-based.

The trailer for the Ataribox seems to showcase a wood-grained console, reminiscent to the old Atari 2600 series.

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"We're back in the hardware business", he declared. This could allow the device to function as an emulator capable of running all of Atari's classic games.

Via Mashable, Atari announced that the upcoming console will be called Atari Box, and its exterior looks a lot like the classic Atari consoles, including the wooden finish.

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

Therefore, the main companies in the business have been very active in the last years.

KitGuru Says: I'd be happy to see another player when the next-generation consoles come into play, I just hope it doesn't follow the same disappointment that Atari brought to us with Asteroids: Outpost.

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