Atari wants to make ‘premium’ PC games again
Atari will move away from mobile and free-to-play games in favor of “a strong pipeline of premium games” for PC and consoles, the company announced today. A portion of its current mobile offerings, including Atari Combat: Tank Fury and Ninja Fury, will be discontinued or sold, while “hit games with a loyal user base” will be allowed to remain.
The first games following this model are already in development, according to Atari’s statement, and will be released in the current fiscal year ending in April 2022. No word on what they might be, but Atari “has it. intends to leverage its catalog of 200 proprietary games, so they will likely be familiar. Meanwhile, the company will be pulling out of its Atari Casino business in Africa, which specializes in gambling titles. He will also reduce his television interests.
“Our intention with any gaming experience is to provide accessible and joyful gaming moments,” Atari CEO Wade J. Rosen said in a statement. “It’s the heart of Atari and what ties our history to our future. To that end, we believe premium gaming is more representative of this type of gaming experience and Atari’s DNA. develop and expand our successful free games that we have in the market. ”
Atari split up your company into two divisions in April: Atari Gaming and Atari Blockchain, the latter focusing on “the immense possibilities of crypto and blockchain enabled games” as well as the opportunities around NFTs. Oh, and there’s a plan to build Atari Hotels. While less odd is the recently released Atari VCS, which is a Linux-based console / mini PC topic. to his own controversy.
In 2021, it will take a lot of work to revitalize the Atari brand, which is typically associated with crappy mobile games and the aforementioned wacky schemes. The company has launched a few PC games back in 2015, namely the new Alone in the Dark and Haunted House games, but neither performed particularly well. Alone in the dark was sold to THQ Nordic in 2018.