On November 11, 2022, Atari’s 50th anniversary reaches the zenith of its celebrations with the launch of Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration, an interactive compilation-meets-anthology of the publisher’s most iconic games, brands, and the creative individuals who launched the video game industry. In the collection, the history of Atari is told through a mix of playable games both old and new, short films, never-before-seen interviews, early development logs, and more.
Developed by renowned specialty studio Digital Eclipse, Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration comes to PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Series X|S, PlayStation 4|5 for $39.99. Accompanying the launch date announcement, Atari also released a new teaser trailer showcasing the Atari Jaguar story told in Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration through behind-the-scenes interviews and a collection of the console’s best games.
Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration is unlike any other video game collection, acting as a dynamic trek through the company’s history. Emulating seven separate Atari hardware platforms in one package, the title stands as a remarkable achievement accomplished by the Digital Eclipse team. The titles in the collection span five decades, including a library of over 100 video games, sorted by era in an intuitive linear timeline. The compilation includes other files and materials like early development sketches, hardware schematics, internal memos, pictures, films, and other “artifacts,” the majority of which have never been made available to the public.
Additional Key Features:
- Expert Insight Through Storytelling: The collection is outfitted with a handful of various never-before-seen interviews with past-and-present Atari leadership as well as other prolific names in the games industry; complemented, of course, by the video game developers who helped raise Atari to become an industry icon.
- Playable History: The massive selection of over 100 games spans seven different platforms: Arcade, 2600, 5200, 7800, Atari 8-bit computers, and, for the first time ever on modern consoles, Atari Lynx and Jaguar! Play the classics like Tempest 2000, Asteroids, and Yars’ Revenge, or dive into some deeper cuts.
- Reimagined and Revisited: The team at Digital Eclipse created six new games for the collection that reimagine some of the most beloved Atari classics or play on classic game themes, including Haunted House, Neo Breakout, Yars’ Revenge, Vctr Sctr, and the infamously never-finished Airworld.
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