In news we certainly never expected to be reporting, Atari CEO Fred Chesnais has confirmed that Atari has been working on a new console for a few years now. According to Chesnais, the console’s architecture is PC-based but not finalized yet. You can find the cryptic teaser trailer below:
We’re not really sure what to make of this one. Atari, while legendary and still producing games today, hasn’t been largely relevant in the game industry for some time. When it comes to consoles, the investment and risk they represent is massive as well. We’d normally think this is some sort of new “Flashback” style console but Chesnais saying this has been in the works for years and is PC-based, infers the console is something more grandiose. We’ll report back as we learn more!