Atari’s latest acquisition is a game preservation power play

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Atari continues to grow its share of the game remaster market with the 2022 acquisition of prolific developer Digital Eclipse Atari 50: Anniversary Celebration Collection.

Digital Eclipse has been around since the early 1990s, but over the past decade it has made a name for itself creating fantastic remastered collections. Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Collection, Recently, it has improved a documentary-style presentation for titles like attic 50 And karateka creation, provides an in-depth look at the history of important companies and sports. It seems that Atari is interested in increasing its IP library and stake in retro re-releases, so it makes sense why Atari would purchase Digital Eclipse following its acquisition. system shock Nightdive Studios released a remake at the beginning of the year.

It is a $20 million acquisition, with Atari paying $6.5 million when the deal closes soon and an additional $13.5 million over the next decade if Digital Eclipse meets performance targets. What this means when it comes to the day-to-day functioning of Digital Eclipse, the FAQ on the developer’s website explains in more detail.

Digital Eclipse confirms that although this acquisition will give it greater access to the library of Atari-owned franchises, it is not limited to only working on Atari properties. Gold Master Series karateka creation will also continue, with Digital Eclipse teasing that the next entry is almost complete in a recent newsletter. Ultimately, Digital Eclipse hopes that Atari’s support will primarily give them more resources to refine projects the studio is already known for, including Magic: The Mad Overlord’s Proven Land Remake which is currently in early access on Steam.

“Our experience of collaborating continues Atari 50: Anniversary Celebration It was a revelation. “The trust that Atari showed in our team, and our obvious mutual love and respect for the material, set us up to produce something truly remarkable,” Digital Eclipse President Mike Mica said of the acquisition. “I know that Atari will continue to support our vision and that we will bring exciting new projects to fans in the years to come.”

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