Last Updated on April 20, 2023
Atari has acquired over 100 PC and console titles from the 1980s and 1990s, including MicroProse classic F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0.
Other titles in the collection include games from the Bubsy, Hardball, Demolition Racer series, as well as the 1942: Pacific Air War and F-14 air combat series. It appears other titles in MicroProse’s Stealth Fighter series might also be included in the list, the full details of which are yet to be released.
Atari’s aim in making these purchases is to expand digital and physical distribution of the classic titles, as well as develop new games and merchandising.
“This is a deep catalog that includes groundbreaking and award-winning titles from Accolade, Infogrames and Microprose. Many of these titles are a part of Atari history, and fans can look forward to seeing many of these games re-released in physical and digital formats, and in some cases, even ported to modern consoles.”Atari CEO Wade Rosen.
In addition, Atari has acquired the trademark to the Accolade and GTI brands.
The success of Atari’s revival of its own titles has clearly played a part in this “hoovering up” of relatively affordable IPs. But we’re uncertain about what is actually going on here.
For example, would the recently revived MicroProse part company with F117a? Or did they not own it? And if not, why does Steam list the game under MicroProse along with the more recent releases?
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