Atari's chief executive has confirmed the company is working on a new games console. ibtimes.co.uk Remember Atari? The video game system known for its joystick and single\u00a0button brought children of the late \u201970s and early \u201980s\u00a0Pong and joy. So much joy. Well, it seems joy is once again on the horizon. Atari CEO Fred Chesnais revealed his\u00a0video game company is working on a new console in an exclusive interview with GamesBeat. \u201cWe\u2019re back in the hardware business,\u201d he told them\u00a0at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Atari Reps Reveal Little, Build Expectations nocookie.net While Chesnais wouldn\u2019t reveal any specifics, he said the new system would be based on PC technology. He also said that Atari is hard at work on the design, which is scheduled for a big reveal at a later time. A video released early this month teasing\u00a0an AtariBox shows the future is indeed bright. The close-up shots show off what could be the brand new Atari product (or a version of it). Was that a video game system with wood paneling? Seem familiar? Perhaps the new Ataribox gets its design inspiration from the original\u00a02600. Talk about a retro look! (Continue reading on next page) Atari Jumps On Retro Game Craze Atari isn\u2019t the first gaming system to launch a retro comeback. In November 2016, Nintendo launched the NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of the company\u2019s first console. The throwback included 30 games, including\u00a0mega-hits Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. Fans were immediately taken and these little systems sold out quickly. But, much to the dismay\u00a0of gamers everywhere, Nintendo announced they would discontinue making them just six months later. techradar.com Atari will also be rolling out the Flashback 8 Gold console with 120 built-in games. If you loved Pitfall!, Pac-Man, Dig Dug and River Raid, you might want to put this on your wish list early. bleedingcool.com Video game fans might remember Atari\u2019s last original home console was the Jaguar in 1993. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in 2013. However, Chesnais bought the company with the hopes of resurrecting the brand. Does all this game nostalgia mean a\u00a0ripe market for a new Atari? Time will tell. If you are a devoted Atari fan, you may want to reach out the Etsy vendor who created this\u00a0giant Nintendo controller coffee table. There just might be a giant, wooden Atari controller in your future. etsy.com Credit:\u00a0nintendolife Related: 90s Lovers, Rejoice: Favorite Beverage Clearly Canadian Is Back on Shelves If you like this story, please\u00a0SHARE\u00a0this story!