We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, features, pricing, timing etc. We’re not teasing you intentionally; we want to get this right, so we’ve opted to share things step by step as we bring Ataribox to life, and to listen closely to Atari community feedback as we do so.
...Which is honestly a pretty funny thing to say in a news release. Whatever, just get it right, Atari. It's also worth pointing out -- as a note to French investors revealed and Eurogamer reported -- that the corporate plan is for the Ataribox to "initially be launched within the framework of a crowdfunding campaign.” This will be done "to limit risk taking" on Atari's part. In doing so, though, Atari needs customers who trust that it will deliver a console worthy of their crowdfunding dollars, and it may be difficult. Video game crowdfunding kinda tanked in 2016.