Digital Eclipse has announced Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration, a new and comprehensive historical game collection that is being developed to celebrate the gaming brand’s 50th anniversary. The collection comprises a huge collection of more than 90 specially curated games from the company, including Swordquest: AirWorld, Quadratank, Neo Breakout, and Haunted Houses, a modern version of the survival horror game for the Atari 2600 that now features 3D voxel-based graphics. At the heart of the compilation is Interactive Timelines, a feature that combines “historical trivia, digital artifacts, all-new video interviews, and playable games into one singular experience.” Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration will be released in Q4 2022 for PC (Steam, Epic Games Store), Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Atari VCS platforms.
The massive list of games spans six original Atari console and home computer platforms and generations of arcade titles, the most ever included in a collection by the team at Digital Eclipse. For the first time ever, games from the cult favorite Atari Jaguar and Atari Lynx platforms will be playable on modern consoles. Behind every game are the stories of Atari, what was happening at the company, what went into the creation of the games and the hardware on which they ran, all told by the people who were there. It is a rare opportunity to get a rich behind-the-scenes look at the history of video games.
In addition to presenting these Atari classics exactly as they were, the talented team at Digital Eclipse has also created the Reimagined series—six new games that revisit, mash-up and reimagine Atari Classics. Each of these new games is included in Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration.