While its cool that Atari is coming out with another game console in the near future many people are curious on whether or not the company will have its own . Right now, Atari would have to compete with other gaming networks such as the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and Nintendo’s Virtual console which can prove to be very difficult. However, having a gaming network is almost like a requirement nowadays if a video game company plans on releasing their own game system. If Atari does develop a gaming network for the Ataribox it would be cool to see old games from the Atari 2600 or the AtariLynx as playable titles for their online gaming network. The nostalgia of having old school Atari titles on an online gaming network would be something that would turn the heads of retro gamers from the 80’s and early 90’s.
Also, having an online network with retro Atari games would also be something that people would pay to play considering the fact that the Ataribox will not have too many games once its released. In terms of the Ataribox itself there are still many things we don’t know about just yet and as of right now many people are unsure whether or not the there will be an online gaming network for the console itself.