The new is a well-forgotten old. Many agree with this, especially those who like games. The fact is that a large number of modern titles – this perelitsovannye old games, which added a little graphics, a little bit of levels and released "into people." If we talk about the game sphere, then the game consoles are updated in a similar way. For example, Nintendo, which recently introduced the Nintendo Switch hi-tech console, last year launched and sold the updated NES console, calling it the NES Mini Classic.
Its size was reduced, added HDMI, modified the connectors for the controllers, making them Wii-compatible and adding a software-hardware emulator of their old games. Yes, the company did not bother, releasing the ports of the retro-titles, and used the emulator. This prefix was so popular that now it just does not get it. Looking at all this, think about the release of incarnations of their consoles and other manufacturers, including the company Atari.
The head of the company Fred Cheznias previously stated that, possibly, Atari will present its own console. The other day he confirmed this, moreover, the company showed the design of the updated console. There are even two types of design, since two Ataribox consoles are planned for release. The first version has inserts under the tree, with reference to the original prefix 2600. The second version is quite modern in appearance. It has a black case, a red logo on the front panel and a red "rear".
Most likely, Atari plans to monetize the old school of gamers' attachment to their games. After all, it was perfectly possible for Nintendo, which shipped and was able to sell more than 2 million of its consoles with games such as Super Mario Bros. And The Legend of Zelda.
Unfortunately, the company does not disclose more details about its consoles. So far, the management claims that it wants to do everything in its best form, so the information will be delivered portion-by-side, as the plans for the console itself are implemented. So Atari recommends listening carefully to the news, which are published in various resources of the company.
By the way, things at the legend of the game world used to go not in the best way. In 2013, Atari even filed for bankruptcy, but her current leader promised to make her famous again. Now it has reached a profitable level, so there will probably not be a return to bankruptcy in the near future. Part of the financial flow is due to the launch of the release of mobile games under the brand Atari. The company began to authorize the use of its brand to many partners. An interesting example is the right to use the brand in the upcoming film Blade Runner 2049.
Rumors that Atari conceived the release of "new old" consoles appeared even during the E3. According to the company's management, the project team received so many positive reviews that the release of the new console was predetermined. "Our goal is to create a new product that is directly relevant to our heritage and is intended for Atari fans of all ages," the company spokesman said.
He also added that when developing the design of the console, the company tried to leave all the old elements , But to create something new. So, here we use a tree, ribbed lines, slightly enlarged rear part of the console. The front panel will be encrusted with wood or glass, there will be a red logo that can gently change the brightness during the game. In addition to the design, will be added and new connectors, ports, including HDMI, a slot for a memory card, 4 USB. It is clear that the "filling" of the console will be quite modern. As for the game content, it will be both old games and new ones.
But, as mentioned above, the company does not yet provide information on the possible cost of its console, which game titles will be released. Nothing is said about the actual configuration of the system. "We know that you want to get more information, including characteristics, games, time-to-market and cost," the company spokesman said. But, unfortunately, so far the project is still being implemented, and interest in it will be heated, in part, with the help of a deficit of information.
The last console that Atari released was Atari Jaguar. This prefix was positioned as the first 64-bit at the time when all the gaming consoles were 32-bit. Unfortunately, this did not help the company, it was not possible to earn. Atari sold only a few hundred thousand consoles, and that's where sales ended.