Founded in 1972, Atari, Inc. has played a significant role in shaping the video game industry—in fact, according to many experts, it is “responsible” for its development over the past decades and its current state, because classic games Atari has been a source of inspiration for many famous developers, both past and present.
Original Atari, Inc. ceased to exist back in 1992, but the brand has not gone anywhere – in recent years it has changed several owners and is currently owned by the French publisher Atari SA. which is preparing for publication the anniversary collection Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration. As you can easily guess, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the brand’s existence.
Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration is not just a selection like “100500 games on one disc”. The collection will take the form of an interactive timeline featuring interviews with industry leaders, video documentaries, developer documents, original artwork, and more — and, of course, games. The Collector’s Edition will include 90 classic Atari games, which will also be arranged in a timeline, among other content. They will include projects from six consoles and home computers of the company, as well as from arcade systems. Among other things, the developer promises that modern players will have the opportunity to play games from the Atari Jaguar and Atari Lynx platforms for the first time.
The classic games will have their original appearance, with no remasters/remakes. In addition to them, the developer Digital Eclipse, who is engaged in this project, promises to create a “reimagined” series (Reimagined series) – six new games inspired by the legacy of Atari.
Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration is due out in the fourth quarter of this year on all major platforms: PC (at Steam and Epic Games Store), PS4|PS5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and itsown “microconsole” Atari VCS.