Those of us who grew up in the 80's / 90's, will know just how significant and exciting this is. It was the one gaming console we grew up with before Nintendo and PlayStation took over the scene.
Atari first branded its corporate name in 1972 before releasing their Atari 2600 and first video computer games thereafter. They defined gaming into the 80's. The Jaguar was the last console developed by them in 1993 before it was discontinued in 1996.
In 1998, Hasbro Interactive acquired the rights to Atari property and renamed it Atari Interactive. The franchise went through many hands thereafter until Atari declared bankruptcy in 2013. It was bought by current CEO of Atari, Frederic Chesnais.
And during E3 2017, the latest rumours of a new upcoming AtariBox were confirmed.
GamesBeat interviewed Chesnais at E3 2017 to discuss whether the rumours were true. Not only did he confirm it, but stated that it is based on current PC technology. A website has also gone live where you can view details of the new console and be kept up to date.
I don't know about you, but I am extremely excited by this news. Here's to remastered editions of old Atari games like Missile Commander and Tank.
Here is a teaser video announcing the new console in development.
Source: POLYGON; GAMETYRANT