That will come in two hardware flavours, one featuring the wood-grain finish that defined the look of the Atari 2600 and another using a sleek black and red theme. Teased earlier this year at E3, apart from what colours will make-up the Ataribox, and the addition of HDMI, USB, and SD card ports, we don't really have much to go on.
It will play games, presumably. And not be limited to emulating old hardware. That bit of info was teased in the announcement.
As you can guess, those ports suggest modern internal specs. It also means that while we will be delivering classic gaming content, we will also be delivering current gaming content.
Current gaming content could mean a number of things, and opens the door to several questions relating to exactly what hardware will be powering the Ataribox, and what sort of interface/OS can we expect. The announcement was more than a little vague on the finer details of the console, going so far as to hint that the Ataribox is still in the process of being finalised and/or designed.
We’ve opted to share things step by step as we bring Ataribox to life, and to listen closely to Atari community feedback as we do so. There are a lot of milestones, challenges and decision points in front of us in the months ahead.
But even so, it does look cool.