Atari Gaming moving away from free-to-play and mobile games – to focus on making premium games for consoles.

1 : Anonymous2021/07/06 11:33 ID: oet3yl
Atari Gaming moving away from free-to-play and mobile games - to focus on making premium games for consoles.
2 : Anonymous2021/07/06 12:13 ID: h489r2e

Not the "real" Atari by the way. This company just bought the name.

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Ship of Theseus says hi

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So was the company that bought the name formed by any previous members of Atari? Otherwise the Ship of Theseus doesn't work very well with this.

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Im the dude playing the dude, disguised as another dude

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THQ Nordic did the same and they published a lot of quality games and remakes. So it doesn't matter if they just bought the name if their future end products are good.

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Of course not. I'm just making sure people are aware.

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THQ Nordic basically bought most of the ip when thq went tits up though.

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The 'real' Atari was formed in 1972 and SOLD to Warner in 1976- before the original Atari VCS was ever even sold or played by anyone.

This version of Atari has owned Atari for much longer than the 'real' Atari...

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Even if it was the "real" Atari it wouldn't have any of the same employees from 100 years ago anyways so it doesn't make much of a difference either way.

3 : Anonymous2021/07/06 11:35 ID: h486lw3

Here’s hoping for an E.T remaster

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Unironically would sell like hotcakes for the meme

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Landfill hotcakes

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We hoped he was lost forever but this holiday season he’s making a come back in UHD 4k HDR @ 960fps.

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Or the game built in as an easter egg with the console.

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There never was much hope.... only a fool's hope.

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As long as it included the original version as a bonus.

4 : Anonymous2021/07/06 14:23 ID: h48njst

Atari is a dead brand being dragged around by buyers with too much money who don't understand what Atari was ever about and instead are just trying to cash in on the brand name recognition alone. They're dragging around a corpse, nothing more.

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I mean, yeah it's mostly just investors playing hot potato with licensing rights, but at the same time, it'll be interesting to see if the current owners do something worthwhile.

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Truth. The Atari name hasn't meant shit since the Atari 2600.

5 : Anonymous2021/07/06 11:35 ID: h486o3z

between this and Nintendo's e3, we're going back to like 2003

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Between this and Intellevision at E3 we're going back to 1981.

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Horse Racing on Intellevision was the shit!

6 : Anonymous2021/07/06 12:52 ID: h48de4d that logo in Blade Runner 2049 will actually be out of place now lol

7 : Anonymous2021/07/06 12:33 ID: h48bl07

Way to go from F2P and mobile to "premium" games for PC/console. Curious how their first landing will perform. Honestly on paper this feels like yet another "big board move" that is destined to fall hard but lets see maybe it will be convincing.

ID: h48i1o2

It’s Atari. They’ll be back on whatever big buzzword starts trending once the VCS flops.

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Aren't they still developing some form of crypto casino? Lol

8 : Anonymous2021/07/06 11:44 ID: h487bwa

No more Bluetooth speaker hats darn

9 : Anonymous2021/07/06 13:08 ID: h48ezs1

Yeah, I saw what happened with their “console”...I am really not getting my hopes up for anything “premium” Atari has to offer. They’re a bunch of con artists as far as I’m concerned.

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The nostalgia in me wanted one, the original was my first forray into video games after all. Then I saw the price tag, con artists is too nice a moniker for them

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I remember hearing all the buzz and hub-bub about it when announced aaaand that was all I heard. what ever happened to it?

10 : Anonymous2021/07/06 11:57 ID: h488dts

If the toilet-shaped Jaguar CD isn't the last boss then I don't want to play.

11 : Anonymous2021/07/06 18:58 ID: h49nuj9

Pong at 8k 240fps confirmed!

12 : Anonymous2021/07/06 12:35 ID: h48brjf

which atari is this

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The latest company to buy the name.

13 : Anonymous2021/07/06 20:11 ID: h49xpow

I believe the old Atari did that great Ghostbusters game on the PS3 years ago. It would be nice if they could offer games at least that good in the future. I have low expectations.

14 : Anonymous2021/07/06 11:54 ID: h48870a


15 : Anonymous2021/07/06 14:40 ID: h48pnzj

This is good news for Atari. Just look at sega... I'm curious what kind of games they'll be Developing

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Eh. Difference there is Sega never stopped making successful games, kept their IP where they wanted to, and they are the "same" Sega from the 80s.

This Atari has very little relation to the Atari that was on top of the mountain early days, and I don't think they have any long running series to help bolster initial sales. It's not like they can drop a new Gauntlet or Super Sprint tomorrow and have a baked in fanbase to milk, your Atari game franchise fans are probably in their 60s now.

16 : Anonymous2021/07/06 11:44 ID: h487b97

That’s a first.

17 : Anonymous2021/07/06 14:29 ID: h48ob6e


18 : Anonymous2021/07/06 14:53 ID: h48rblv

Anyone else feel like they've been outta the loop for so long that any new games they make will probly feel old-school. Hope I'm wrong tho

19 : Anonymous2021/07/06 17:53 ID: h49f656

cant wait to play Pong: Remake

20 : Anonymous2021/07/06 20:45 ID: h4a2gnv

They could easily do BR game like Tetris 99 or Pacman 99, like Asteroids, Space Invaders, or whatever else.

21 : Anonymous2021/07/06 20:54 ID: h4a3oqi

I hope they are inspired by housemarque and build reimaginations of old classics - resogun was an incredible variant of defender. bring on 4k, 3billion voxel pac man. Froffer, pitfall, space invaders.

22 : Anonymous2021/07/07 04:10 ID: h4bi1y4

ET remake please

23 : Anonymous2021/07/06 14:07 ID: h48lp6u

mobile games.....

24 : Anonymous2021/07/06 14:51 ID: h48qz1c

Unless I see total annihilation 2 I don't care. Fuck you infrogrames/Atari.

25 : Anonymous2021/07/06 15:50 ID: h48yoa3

What are you waiting for ATARI?

Tell Dimps to make Dragon Ball Super Budokai and publish it like you always do

27 : Anonymous2021/07/06 16:49 ID: h496moo

Atari is dead. Just the name lives.

28 : Anonymous2021/07/06 17:38 ID: h49d4nf

All for this

29 : Anonymous2021/07/07 00:53 ID: h4aw3ik

Hey as long as they make good games then good. Let's see what they come up with.

30 : Anonymous2021/07/07 01:00 ID: h4awypq

Konami next?

31 : Anonymous2021/07/07 01:32 ID: h4b0l3d

So Atari formerly known as Infogrames, after giving up game publishing for mobile and a Kickstarter console is going back to game publishing

32 : Anonymous2021/07/07 02:58 ID: h4bac4j

competition is always good.

33 : Anonymous2021/07/07 03:56 ID: h4bgpk2

Honestly companies focusing on mobile development are idiots. They can just outsource some mobile development to experiences companies or have a small dedicated team. Why focus all your efforts on mobile when your core audience doesn't give a fuck about it and gaming is more profita le than ever.

I stead try making games that people actually want and will like instead of making games that a shitty marketing person is telling you to make, filling it with shitty mtx and pay to win systems

34 : Anonymous2021/07/07 05:03 ID: h4bmry2

Do they own all Atari's IP's? Edit: I read that Infogrames sold many franchises like Test Drive and Alone in the dark.

35 : Anonymous2021/07/07 18:50 ID: h4duqy3

Atari who now?

36 : Anonymous2021/07/06 14:18 ID: h48my54

Wait, if this is an indication mobile games aren't AS profitable anymore then great.

37 : Anonymous2021/07/06 14:39 ID: h48pkbm

No, they just can't compete with fire emblem heroes or other similar gachas

38 : Anonymous2021/07/07 01:25 ID: h4azs1j

Are there even any Atari waifus?

39 : Anonymous2021/07/06 16:52 ID: h4970qz

They absolutely destroyed the RCT franchise. Not hopeful at all.

40 : Anonymous2021/07/06 13:47 ID: h48jd8a

Man, you all really hate Atari.

41 : Anonymous2021/07/06 14:50 ID: h48qx4l

Iirc this is infrogrames which bought the name Atari

42 : Anonymous2021/07/06 15:05 ID: h48sstw

Have you not seen the VCS?

43 : Anonymous2021/07/06 14:04 ID: h48lbud


44 : Anonymous2021/07/06 21:15 ID: h4a6fha

You mean freemium, right?

45 : Anonymous2021/07/06 16:04 ID: h490fgc

How does this company manage to exist still?


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