According to an e-mail sent to all newsletter subscribers today, the pre-orders will start on Thursday, the day after tomorrow. Atari writes that the community is the absolute backbone of the company and that the earliest supporters want to be given the opportunity to get an Ataribox for an “exclusive price reduction”.
For how Atari does not reveal too many details, it advises prospective customers to keep an eye on their inbox. One can assume that they will receive an email on Thursday, in which a code or special link can be found. The makers of the Ataribox finally write that “these deals will be extremely limited” and that it will “betray” all further information soon.
The most important information in this context is the one with the price. Because so far it is not clear how much the device will cost. So far, the talk was from 250 to 300 dollars, but Atari has not yet committed. It is also unclear whether Atari will finance the console (which should also support Linux PC games) as planned, also by crowdfunding. The publication is planned for the next year, according to the current state it should be so far in the spring.However, this information is already a bit older, also here Atari will have to comment further.