The mysterious box is about to be revealed, at last.
The incredible thing is that in 2018, Atari- yes, that Atari- is gearing up to launch a brand new console, with the Ataribox, which they announced last year. While we have been receiving (surprisingly) steady updates on the upcoming console, there is still a lot about it that we are in the dark on.
Thankfully, a lot of that might change next week, because Atari has confirmed that it will give us the first look at the Ataribox in action at the Game Developer’s Conference (which, as you might have guessed by now, presuming you didn’t know already, is next week). We should see then exactly what the new console is- we know it uses a Linux base OS, that it is equivalent to mid range PCs, and that it is targeting indie and mid tier third party games, in addition to Atari’s own fare. What we don’t know is, well, why it has any reason to exist.
Hopefully, all will be made clear soon.