Atari revealed its Ataribox project at E3 this year after 30 years of absence in the console scene. Atari CEO, Fred Chesnais, confirmed to GamesBeat that the company is definitely working on the project.

Apparently, this product has been “years in the making,” according to Chesnais. From the video at E3, it looks like this new console will feature wood grain paneling reminiscent of their original console. Chesnais also mentions that the console will run on PC-based hardware. Apart from this, no other details regarding the project was given.

In 2013, the company went bankrupt before Chesnais decided to acquire it. Since then, Atari has been slowly regaining it’s foot back in the business by making profits through mobile game development. Nostalgia has been all the rage these days, and Nintendo proved this through the Nintendo Classic last December.  Hopefully, this new console will also give Atari the boost to skyrocket in sales and fanbase.

Any Atari fans dying of excitement?

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A small girl from a small town who has been playing video games since she could remember. From the Super Mario Series on the NES, The Legend of Zelda, Counter Strike 1.0, Diablo I & II, Ragnarok Online, Gunbound, O2Jam, Suikoden, Harvest Moon, Final Fantasy, League of Legends and so many other games - Deci plays just about anything mostly on the PC and the PS3 nowadays. Her favorite genres would be RPGs, FPS, and MOBA. She used to dream of becoming a game character concept artist (she may never achieve this, but there's no harm in dreaming, right? lol). In the present she continues to play various video games, illustrating and making Gunpla models from time to time and even dressing up as some random character from Animes and video games. Gaming is both her frustration and sweet escape. Frustration because she knows she's a noob at most of the games she loves playing, and sweet escape because gaming has given some of the best days of her life.