What is this?
Seriously, what even is this? What's going on here? I'm very confused, but my curiosity is firing on all cylinders. This is a highly effective teaser, but I'm flummoxed by the possibilities.
Okay, a quick synopsis. Atari, whatever form that company now exists in, has made a teaser video announcing some unknown manner of box. They're calling it the Ataribox. (not the most original title, but I can roll with it) As of right now, we just a have a teaser video that gives us next to no relevant information. I'd be willing to swear that whatever it is, all we are seeing is a concept rendering, and not any sort of actual, physical product. That said, the video is reasonably well produced, and outside news sources have confirmed that the web-page and teaser video are not a hoax.
Supposedly, Atari is working on this product with an outside partner. (so they are likely not doing the hardware development themselves) But they have not identified which company that partner is. They also claim that this product has been in development "for years." (so it is likely at a fairly advanced stage of development, and not in the prototype phase)
But they have quite conspicuously failed to share WHAT THE PRODUCT EVEN IS! Is it a home console? We don't know. Is it some manner of media or streaming box? We don't know. Is it some legacy box for playing old Atari games, but perhaps with slightly higher production values? We don't know. Is it some manner of FPGA-powered hybrid console like the RetroUSB AVS or the Analogue Mini NT? We have no idea!
Speculation will likely be rampant until they decide to actually reveal what they're doing here. What could they be up to? My imagination is running wild.