Arcade video games (such as the legendary pong) and the consoles (think of the Atari 2600) of the company founded in 1972 in California profoundly marked the era of the birth of the video game industry, in the 1970s and 1980s.
Now domiciled in France, Atari wants to please the nostalgic by allowing them to replay on current consoles slightly improved versions of games from its Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, ST, Jaguar and Lynx devices.
The compilation, titled Atari 50th: The Anniversary Celebrationwill also contain six new games that
reimagine Atari classicssays the company on its website.
Everything is signed by Digital Eclipse, a recognized studio in the retro video game industry.
The collection will also provide access to many interviews with people who bear witness to the company’s long history.
Atari 50th: The Anniversary Celebration is due out this holiday season on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X/S and One, Switch and Atari VCS consoles, plus a PC version.