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Pre-orders for Ataribox delayed

"Updated launch plan is currently underway," says Atari

Atari has announced that it has delayed pre-orders for its comeback console, the Ataribox.

The console was due to launch on Indiegogo yesterday but has been put on ice for undisclosed reasons.

Currently there is no specified timeframe for the relaunch of the campaign but an "updated launch plan is currently underway."

In an email to interested parties, Atari said: "The countdown to the Ataribox launch on Indiegogo has been officially paused. Because of one key element on our checklist, it is taking more time to create the platform and ecosystem the Atari community deserves.

"Building Ataribox is incredibly important to us and we will do whatever it takes to be sure it is worth the wait."

Billed as a gaming PC for the living room, the Ataribox marks the firm's return to hardware after over 20 years operating as a software firm, and will be priced in the region of $250 to $300.

Back in September, Atari also announced that it was working with crowdfunding platform Fig, promising a reboot of one of its "most beloved intellectual properties" and an entirely new IP.

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