New Atari Console on the Way – “We’re Back in the Hardware Business” (VIDEO)

Atari Console

It has been over 20 years since Atari’s last console – the Jaguar – hit shelves, but that statement will no longer be true in the relatively near future. Recently, a teaser video appeared online, claiming to show off a new Atari console in the works, aptly named Ataribox. Naturally, many took this with a grain of salt. After all, it has been 24 years since the last system launched from the company. Well, according to a recent interview, CEO Fred Chesnais has confirmed that Atari is back! Well, you know, outside of the mobile games they have been pumping out over the years. This is what he had to say:

We’re back in the hardware business.”

Not many details were given during the interview, but Chesnais did disclose that the upcoming Atari console will be based on PC technology. Are they planning on competing with the likes of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, or are they looking to toss something out into the world and hope it takes advantage of the current vintage boom? Only time will tell what comes of a new Atari console, but until then, we can dream of a modern, wood-grain sided system. You can check out the aforementioned teaser below:

The once-on-top-of-the-world company has rebounded from bankruptcy in recent years. As it was mentioned above, Atari is profitable now with their success in the mobile game market. Fans will even notice that they’ve also licensed the name out to a certain Blade Runner sequel. It’s crazy to think Atari could be making that big of a comeback, but if they pull it off, all the power to them.

What say you, gamers? What would the company need to do to ensure a new Atari console is successful in today’s market? Are you hoping for a fully functioning system, or should they go the route of Nintendo and their mini-consoles? It better have wood-grain siding, right? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7! If it’s more reading that you’re needing, check out the following:

Eric Garrett2269 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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