Atari Quits Making Games

category: general [glöplog]
Atari will no longer develop video games the company said on Tuesday. The industry pioneer will continue to distribute games as a publisher, however.
As part of the restructuring, CEO David Pierce resigned and the company will license its last remaining property, Test Drive, to parent company Infogrames for development. Atari previously sold its Driver series to Ubisoft and Stuntman franchise to TQH.

"Having fully departed the game development business, Atari said it will focus on acquiring, publishing, and distributing parent company Infogrames' games, as well as those of 'other selected partners,'" reports Wired.

The news comes as the once venerable video game maker continues to struggle both financially and strategically in the industry it helped to commercialize.

added on the 2007-11-14 22:35:06 by magic magic
It was about time those info Infogrames lamers stopped trying to use the Atari brand as a diversion to mask the mediocrity of their games and their management.

Too bad, infogrames made some cool games, long ago...
added on the 2007-11-14 22:38:31 by keops keops
Ballance was great.
added on the 2007-11-14 22:39:38 by Gargaj Gargaj

Too bad, infogrames made some cool games, long ago...

North and South \o/ all-time classic!
added on the 2007-11-14 22:43:04 by StingRay StingRay
That's one good step to stop ruining a name.
added on the 2007-11-14 23:03:47 by xernobyl xernobyl
keops, yeah Brunno Bonnell made some great PC-games for Inforgames in mid-90th. I just checked that "In April 2007, Bruno Bonnell resigned from his positions as Chairman, CEO and Director of Infogrames and also left all his positions within Atari and the Infogrames group of companies."
Games are dirty buisness nowdays.
added on the 2007-11-14 23:06:57 by dimouse dimouse
sorry, Infogrames.
added on the 2007-11-14 23:07:31 by dimouse dimouse
Grossly behind the times me seems to think they stopped making games around the time of the JTS reverse merger when they tanked their Jaguar stuff...
added on the 2007-11-14 23:14:44 by CiH CiH
Yeeess! Amiga wins!
added on the 2007-11-14 23:15:35 by doomdoom doomdoom
Weren't Atari working on the new Alone in the Dark? That better still come out or I'm gonna kick some ass!
added on the 2007-11-14 23:16:00 by Flunce Flunce
Yeeess! Amiga wins!

With the CD32?

I think that Tramiel era Atari were just hanging on and waiting for Commodore to go bust first at the end!
added on the 2007-11-14 23:27:31 by CiH CiH
Atari still made video games?
Eden is doing that new Alone in the dark as far as I know. If Atari chokes, they'll find another publisher.
added on the 2007-11-15 00:22:26 by superplek superplek
atari, isnt that some japanese rockband? :P
Atari are still playing rock?
wow, more piss stains on the brand. thanks infogrames!

wouldn't it be nice if some innovative company on the rise bought the atari brand?

tough luck.. it's purchased by some over-the-top suckers who overestimate the size of their wallets.

added on the 2007-11-15 11:01:49 by earx earx
i will continue to wear atari t-shirts btw, no matter what! *g*
added on the 2007-11-15 11:02:23 by earx earx
Good new games come out rarely these days, just a one more reason for that.
added on the 2007-11-15 11:24:01 by zefyros zefyros
Thanks Niels, that's put my mind at rest.

Well then, I don't care if Atari disappear, they were pretty crap anyway. :)
added on the 2007-11-15 13:35:11 by Flunce Flunce
Atari is not dead, they just smell that way
i guess?
added on the 2007-11-15 21:48:07 by kelsey kelsey