More pictures have been shared today of the first prototypes for the Ataribox. The device is to be powered by a customised AMD processor with Radeon Graphics technology.
It will run Linux and boast a customised, easy-to-use navigational user interface. They mention that this approach means that “as well as being a great gaming device, Ataribox is also a full PC experience for the TV, bringing you streaming, applications, social, browsing, music and more.”
The team at Atari details a little more about the operating system used, “Most TV devices have closed systems and content stores. Linux lets us be more open; you can access & customise the OS, & you can access games you’ve bought from other content platforms (if compatible with the OS and HW).”
There will be classic Atari retro games pre-loaded onto the system and current titles from a range of studios which are to be announced at a later date.
The Ataribox will launch on Indiegogo this fall, through this the community can gain benefits such as early access and access to special editions. They plan on shipping late Spring 2018 with an expected price range of $249-$299 which is dependent on memory configurations and specific editions of the box.
They also confirmed that the Wood Edition is made of real wood. For more on the Ataribox, stay tuned.
Written by Rhys Baldwin.