Ataribox gaming console is releasing in spring 2018 and will cost $250 $300.
The pricey Ataribox claims to be different from the competitor Xbox One and PS4. It describes itself as “a full PC experience to the TV”. The gaming console will be loaded with a bunch of games but you’ll also be able to stream apps and much more with an open system to allow for a lot of flexibility.
“With Ataribox, we wanted to create an open system, a killer product where people can game, stream and browse with as much freedom as possible. Atari games and content will be available as well as games and content from other providers. We also wanted to launch Ataribox with our community, and reward our fans with exclusive early access, special editions, and include them as active participants in the product rollout,” said by Atari’s CEO, Fred Chesnais.
“People are used to the flexibility of a PC, but most connected TV devices have closed systems and content stores. Ataribox is an open system, and while our user interface will be easy to use, people will also be free to access and customize the underlying OS. We’ve chosen to launch Ataribox with Indiegogo given their focus on delivering technology products, and their strong international presence in over 200 countries, allowing us to reach and involve as many Atari fans around the world as possible.”
Technology-wise, it is powered by an AMD customized processor with Radeon Graphics technology, wrote Atari. Plus, it will run a Linux OS, with a user interface customized for the TV.
It will be available on Indiegogo crowdfunding platform this fall and will be launched later in Spring 2018.