Last week, the company started teasing a new product called “the Ataribox.” Released on a non-Atari website, the video was showed slick, panning retro woodgrain and an illuminated Atari logo. The video ended with a vague “Coming Soon” message, insisting on entering your email address to “Be the first to know.”
Many people thought that the video was fake and some even had no idea what was it about. After all, who makes a game console with woodgrain siding?
So, Chesnais was there to clear the confusion. At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), he confirmed that the rumor is true.
He said the console is based on PC technology, but refused to reveal any details about it. The company is still working on the design and will reveal the updated one at a later date.
The last home console from Atari was Atari Jaguar, which the company released in North America in 1993. In 2013, the company filed for bankruptcy protection. Then Chesnais acquired it and made it profitable. The company is now engaged in making mobile games.