Atari bundles with Steam to re-release 100 classic games


Nostalgia may just be last year’s theme as people’s favorite gaming consoles and old school games reached milestones in history and people started posting photos of their favorite consoles or collection of games. Some even begged for a re-release of these classic games.

Say no more, Atari announced on Thursday its plan to release 100 of its classic games including Asteriods, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest, Warlords and more. They will reportedly be released as a single PC title with new features and multiplayer capabilities.

Currently under development by Code Mystic (the same company behind Atari’s Greatest His for mobile devices), the so-called Atari Vault will be available via Valve’s Steam platform at some point this spring, letting fans “relive the classic gaming experience in the modern age,” they said.

Featuring an “upgraded user interface,” Atari Vault will boast online and local multiplayer options, and Steam Controller support for “significantly improved precision control” than you had back in the day. Perhaps most exciting — you will, for the first time ever, be able to challenge other Atari fans from around the world, and compete for bragging rights on Steam Leaderboards.

The classic games will still feature their original soundtracks that people have grown up to from the 70s and 80s, just so you could sing along to the theme song while the game loads like back when you were a child. That is pretty much all people know about it now as they wait for other news or other titles to be named. There are still no words regarding the pricing yet but Atari plans to preview the bundle later this month at PAX South 2016 in San Antonio, Texas.

Not much is going other than the release of these classic games. Atari could be remembered teaming up with Microsoft several years ago to bring eight of its classic games to the Web for free in HTML5. Head over to the Atari Arcade to brush up on your Asteroids, Centipede, Combat, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Yars Revenge, Pong, and Super Breakout skills before Atari Vault drops later this year.



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