Today in "taking the piss" at the enfeebled brand custodians known as Atari, some more British tabloid nonsense:
PS5 release date in 2018 unlikely, but new PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch rival is coming
THE PS5 release date looks very unlikely to be announced in 2018, but it appears a new PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch rival will be challenging for space.
Is this something people want? I barely have time for my PS4. If there's yet another one, this will finally be the generation I will sit out and do something else. But let's read some more about that new challenger. Is Valve back in the game? Maybe something from HTC or Samsung? Or Nvidia's throwing in a Shield followup?
But while it’s still unlikely for anything like that to happen, there is another new console announced for 2018 that will look to rival the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
That would be the new Atari VCS, which will have new pre-order details confirmed later this month.
While the company have been forced to dial back on their initial launch plans for their new console, it appears that it will still be entering the market.
Oh shut the door. It's Atari® who has obviously earned the right to be mentioned in the same sentence as Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo! It's like those anthologies about background characters at the Star Wars Cantina. Or the lost biblical Book of Jeff that details the life cycle of a flea in Goliath's hair.
Originally announced as the Ataribox, this new console will not be a classic games console revamp, although retro titles will be made available on it.
A lot of details are still unknown about the Atari, although it appears it will look to provide a lot of services that a PC does.
The difference will be that while it can stream music, run a Linux sandbox mode, and let you browse the internet, you will also be able to hook it up to your TV with ease.
Thank heavens! I've always needed a box that can hook up to my TV with ease. For the love of Jeff, those HDMI cables are truly baffling. I never can remember if I should insert the one-way slider connector, or try to jam the cable in sideways. Maybe Atari can help me with this, I could use "a lot of services" from a PC-like device.
Whatever happens with the PS5 release date, it seems likely that at least one new piece of hardware will be arriving to rival the likes of the Switch, PS4 and Xbox One in 2019.
"Seems likely?" Pro tip: do not rely upon Gary Jones from Express.co.uk for consumer or financial advice. Dude sure seems to love his Fortnite, though.