I know, some young gamers are probably going to ask “What is an ATARI “? And, I’m sure there are some other people who know about the past about the company, so I’ll be brief. ATARI was one of the pioneers of gaming, their console the 2600 being their most famous invention. They were a competitor of Nintendo and SEGA with the Jaguar console (Although they failed) followed by an awful string of games including a remake of Alone in the Dark everyone loves to hate. And also a Driver game that has been the cause of one of the first gamer gates we’ve had.
I’ll be frank with this, this is a very odd piece of news to write. I don’t even know how to feel regarding this situation, ATARI has been a company that’s been all over the place in the gaming industry. Considering their track record, they have been doing badly to appease gamers with their games and they have been entering and exiting bankrupt a lot of times. Why are they suddenly trying to get back into the console market?
ATARI’s lack of detail.. Or confidence?
Even then, the ATARI box has had nothing besides a trailer that has me having more questions about the console itself. What’s the deal with it? What is it about? What games will be played with it? How does ATARI intend to contend with the giant three in the industry? All of these questions are answered with an “It’s a console with years in the making”.
Right, so I am supposed to believe them right away because they said “Years in the making”. I’m sorry, but I would prefer to get some details first before talking about it any further. And yeah, I know that they also said it’s based in “PC Technology” but, if you sit down and think about it. It’s also a big pile of nothing regarding information. They are just really vague about things, and they don’t want to reveal anything about it yet. If this is a contender against the other 3 giants in the industry… Then this shows a lack of confidence in the product.
Regardless, you can see the trailer on this page and visit their website in the case you’re curious to see nothing but a page that has the same video with a proposal to subscribe to get more information. Let’s give them the benefit of doubt and see how this console fares in the future, yeah?