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Atari confirms it is making a new video game console

Atari is making a new video game console, 40 years after the launch of the Video Computer System.

CEO Fred Chesnais told GamesBeat: “We’re back in the hardware business.”

Although there aren’t many details available about the console, a new product called the Ataribox has been teased online.

Chesnais said that Atari’s revival is well under way and confirmed it would be based on PC technology.

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Retro gaming has had a revival in recent years, with Nintendo launching the the NES Classic Edition complete with old games such as Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda.

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Atari has had a difficult past at times, with the company filing for bankruptcy protection in 2013.

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Now it is best known for making a number of mobile games.

Brand licensing has also been more of a priority, with the Atari name planned for use in the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 film.

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