Atari focuses on mobile games

As part of its grand strategy, Atari is shifting its focus away from free mobile games to PC and platform games.

In a recent statement, the company said its board of directors approved the new plan on July 1 after conducting an in-depth review of the Atari games division’s assets and opportunities.

Atari has a long history in the gaming industry, being one of the pioneers in the idea of ​​the modern home gaming platform.

200 games

The redirect comes less than a month after the release of the much-delayed Atari VCS platform, which functions as both an old gaming machine and a PC.

By reallocating these resources, Atari intends to leverage its massive list of 200 intellectual property to build premium games for release across all platforms.

It said it’s accessing its portfolio of 200 games and franchises – such as Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command and Pong – to create new content for VCS and other platforms.

The first new issues are expected to arrive in the current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2022.

Replay problems

The new games also enhance the Atari VCS platform, which was released about three weeks ago in the US after years of development.

Meanwhile, the refocusing is causing a problem for some of its mobile games, many of which it plans to close or sell.

Affected games include RollerCoaster Tycoon Story, Crystal Castles, Castles & Catapults, Ninja Golf and Atari Combat: Tank Fury.


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