Atari launches “Ataribox” and it runs linux
The pictures we’re sharing today are of first prototypes. Everyone that has seen Ataribox first-hand loves it, feeling the Atari 2600 influence, while still being a modern design.
Ataribox will be powered by an AMD customized processor, with Radeon Graphics technology. It’ll run Linux, with a customized, easy-to-use user interface. 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.
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 tons of classic Atari retro games pre-loaded, & current titles from a range of studios (we’ll start talking titles very soon, stay tuned).
We’re launching Ataribox on Indiegogo this fall (read: pretty soon). To reiterate why: we want you, the Atari community, to be part of this launch. We want you to have early access, grab special editions (& pricing) and to have you as active partners in the rollout of Ataribox. We want you to be part of the story.
We plan on shipping late Spring 2018, with an expected price range of $249-$299 (depending on specific editions & memory configurations).
Hope you like what we are sharing today, and are ready for lots more in the weeks ahead.
The Ataribox team.
PS: To confirm what many of you have asked: the Wood Edition is made with real wood 😉