Atari Acquires 100+ Classic PC and Console Games from the 80s and 90s

Atari, the legendary consumer brand and interactive entertainment producer, has announced a groundbreaking acquisition of over 100 PC and console titles from the 80s and 90s. This impressive collection includes beloved games from iconic franchises such as Bubsy, Hardball, and Demolition Racer, as well as the esteemed 1942: Pacific Air War, F-117A, and F-14 air combat series. 

Atari has big plans for these classic titles, including expanding their digital and physical distribution, creating new games based on intellectual property (IP), and exploring brand and merchandising collaborations.

Atari CEO Wade Rosen commented on the significance of this acquisition,

This is a deep catalog that includes groundbreaking and award-winning titles from Accolade, Infogrames, and Microprose.

Many of these titles are a part of Atari history, and fans can look forward to seeing many of these games re-released in physical and digital formats, and in some cases, even ported to modern consoles.”

In addition to the impressive game titles, Atari has also acquired the trademarks for the Accolade and GTI brands. Accolade, a respected US-based video game developer and publisher from 1984 until 2000, has a rich history of delivering innovative and memorable gaming experiences to players around the world.

This acquisition is part of Atari’s larger strategic plan to transform the company and expand its video game business. Atari aims to leverage its extensive catalog of IP to release classic games and develop new, high-quality games for the modern market. 

With a vault of iconic brands such as Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Pong, and RollerCoaster Tycoon, Atari’s vast library of IP serves as the inspiration for reinventing old classics, reimagining storylines, and creating entirely new narratives that will captivate gamers of all ages.

Asteroids | Atari | Unsplash

Atari’s dedication to revitalizing classic games and delivering new and exciting gaming experiences is evident in its multi-year effort to evolve and innovate. With offices in New York and Paris, Atari continues to be a global leader in the interactive entertainment industry, transcending generations and audiences alike.

Gaming enthusiasts can look forward to the company’s plans to bring these classic titles back to life, offering a nostalgic trip down memory lane while also introducing new players to the magic of these iconic games. 

What are your thoughts about this acquisition? Are you looking forward to Atari’s vision to revolutionize classic titles? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Globe NewsWire


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