PC Atari Collection To Be Released This Year Includes Tempest And Asteroids, Bringing Back Classic Games In Modern Era
Atari, a video game publisher, comes back with 100 re-imagined classic games and will release the PC version later this year. The collection includes some iconic favorites from the Atari Vault, such as "Tempest", "Asteroids", and "Warlords".
"Centipede" and "Missile Command" are the other popular titles to be taken in the Vault, as mentioned in NY Daily News. There will be some new game features in the PC Atari collection, including local and online multiplayer, in-game upgrades and Steam controller support. These new features will replace the old Atari 2600 joystick game.
Despite some updates in the game collection, the soundtracks of all games will remain the same as the initial soundtracks they had in the '70 and '80s. There is still no official announcement when the new game collection will be launched. However, it is estimated that the Atari Vault will be released during Spring this year.
The company stated in a press release as mentioned in Pocket-Lint, "For the first time ever, fans from around the world can challenge other players on Steam Leaderboards and compete for arcade supremacy - all while rocking out to the games' original 70's and 80's soundtracks."
The company has also clarified that the Atari Vault is currently under development by Code Mystics and will launch in Spring 2016. Atari has launched many game collections over the past years. However, they have not been in this size or include these kinds of upgrades.
According to PR News Wire, there will be a preview to show the re-imagined PC Atari collection at PAX South 2016. The preview will also include live insights and hands-on demos for the "RollerCoaster Tycoon World" and "Pridefest" during the exhibition.
With the Atari Vault return, fans are able to experience the classic games in the modern era. The Steam controller support, gamers can have much more precise control. Another new feature, which facilitates all fans from all over the world to compete with the other players, is Steam Leaderboards. In addition, gamers can also join the arcade supremacy.
PAX South will begin from January 29-31 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. There will be meetings by Atari at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, a short distance from the PAX South expo venue.
Atari is a company producing interactive entertainment and licensed products. Based in New York and Paris, Atari has exceeded through different audiences and generations. The company has managed to have no less than 200 games portfolio and franchises, including the famous "Centipede", "Asteroids", "RollerCoaster Tycoon", "Missile Command", "Test Drive", and "Pong".