Atari has introduced the creation of a brand new gaming division with the purpose of creating console and PC video games “for the modern era.”

In a press launch, the corporate mentioned that it desires to “revitalize” basic Atari IP that can “share the classics’ instant enjoyability, while introducing a meaningful single-player campaign, couch co-op/multiplayer, and online play.”

“The Gaming Division of Atari, which will include all assets not included in the Blockchain Division, will be focused on gaming, and specifically the expanding market of retro gaming,” Atari mentioned in a press release. “Financially, Atari will prioritize incremental long-term growth and sustainable cashflow. To do this Atari will focus on three key pillars for the Gaming Division: Gaming, the VCS, and Licensing.”

In addition to the above, Atari will proceed to develop free-to-play cellular video games.

Atari has undergone a change in management, with present Chairman of the Board of Directors Wade J. Rosen getting into the function of Chief Executive Officer.

“I’m honored to be a steward of something as iconic and legendary as Atari. I would also like to thank [outgoing CEO] Fred Chesnais for turning around the company, which is now well positioned for such incredible long-term success,” mentioned Rosen. “When Fred stepped into the role of Chief Executive Officer, he inherited a situation burdened with debt. Since then, he has eliminated debt and enacted a meaningful turnaround. He had the foresight to push Atari into cutting edge markets like Blockchain, the VCS, and the Atari Hotels. It’s because of him that the company is at its strongest valuation in seven years.”