Atari's CEO has confirmed that it is working on a new console called the Atari Box, although it is unclear when it will be revealed. Atari's first home console, the 2600, was released in 1977 to rave reviews. The firm then released a series of consoles, up until the Jaguar in 1993, at which point the firm was overtaken by competitors including Nintendo, Sega and Sony. But Fred Chesnais, CEO of Atari, has confirmed that after a 24 year lull, the firm is now working on new device. Mr Chesnais told Venturebeat: 'We're back in the hardware business.' Atari has also released a short teaser video, giving a glimpse of what the 'Atari Box' will look like. The device appears to have wooden panelling – a signature feature across Atari's older devices, and a light-up Atari logo on the front. Mr Chesnais has confirmed that the device will be based on computer technology, suggesting it could be used to play old classics, including Pac-Man, Pong and Asteroids.