Atari releasing 50th anniversary collection with over 90 classic games
A must-buy for fans of classic, retro games.
While it is probably a massive oversimplification to say that without Atari, there would be no Nintendo, no Xbox, no PlayStation... Atari was definitely responsible for the first major explosion in the popularity of home gaming systems.
Originally formed in 1972, they produced the likes of Pong and the Atari 2600, which were like the gaming equivalents of single-celled organisms that eventually evolved into the games and consoles we've got today.
To celebrate the company's 50th anniversary, they're releasing Atari 50: The Anniversary Collection, which will feature over 90 classic games, including releases from the Atari 2600 all the way up the Atari Jaguar, which was still releasing games as late as 1996.
On top of the collection of well-known and hidden gem classics, the release will also feature six "new" games, which are actually built-from-the-ground-up modern remasters of games like Yar’s Revenge, Quadratank, Haunted House and SwordQuest: AirWorld.
These new versions are being worked on by Digital Eclipse, who have previously released some well-received remaster collections, such as 2015's Mega Man Legacy Collection and 2018's Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.
Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration will be available in November 2022 for Atari VCS, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
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