Since the dawn of video gaming, Atari has become a staple and the firsts of what would become a multi-million dollar industry spanning the entire globe of gameheads. And though many would consider the brand a relic of a past pass, the Atari brand has other plans. Console war plans.
Atari unleashed a look at a little project they’ve been cooking up – the Ataribox. Has wood in its design. Talk about ballsy.
Inspired by classic Atari design elements (such as the iconic use of wood, ribbed lines, and raised back); we are creating a smooth design, with ribs that flow seamlessly all around the body of the product, a front panel that can be either wood or glass, a front facing logo, indicator lights that glow through the material, and an array of new ports (HDMI, 4xUSB, SD). We intend to release two editions: a wood edition, and a black/red edition.
More of the press release can be viewed here.