Atari has introduced that its Atari Gaming label will now focus on premium video games on consoles and PC sooner or later. This change in technique will see them transfer away from the on line casino enterprise in Africa in addition to promoting off a few of its free-to-play franchises.
The purpose for the shift in course is the upper worth that’s seen in premium video games and the truth that the free-to-play market is changing into more and more aggressive. Atari now intends to delve into its catalog of 200 proprietary video games to create a powerful lineup of premium video games to be launched sooner or later on consoles and PC. There are already numerous titles in growth due to be launched this monetary 12 months, so earlier than the top of March 2022, though the writer gave no clues as to what these might be. Atari had already said they wished to make video games “for the modern era” and this can contain revitalising a few of their basic IPs.
The 5 free-to-play video games that can be offered or discontinued are RollerCoaster Tycoon Story, Crystal Castles, Castles & Catapults, Ninja Golf, and Atari Combat: Tank Fury, all of that are on cell. The writer needed to stress it should proceed to assist free-to-play titles “with a loyal user base”. Atari may also “exit its direct operations” of the Atari Casino in Africa and solely focus on licensing agreements for TV reveals; they’ll not be producing their very own TV reveals.
Atari Gaming’s CEO Wade J. Rosen defined why the corporate was making these modifications:
Our intent with any gaming expertise is to present accessible and joyful moments of significant play. That’s the core of Atari and what binds our historical past with our future. To that finish, we really feel that premium gaming is best consultant of any such gaming expertise and the Atari DNA. Despite this new focus on premium gaming, we stay dedicated to rising and increasing our profitable free-to-play video games that we have now available in the market. […] This reorientation will give Atari a singular alternative to be the bridge between the previous and the way forward for video video games, and I look ahead to driving these modifications.
These modifications will have an effect on their monetary turnover for the 12 months, finally producing a €5 million write off. The advantages of the modifications needs to be seen throughout the next monetary 12 months, although.