Atari to release 100 classic game bundle for PC this spring
Due to technological advances these days, some excellent games and programs have eventually become forgotten and effectively unusable. Technology advances, while those classic games and apps got lost over time. Of late, games are bought just because of great graphics, realism, complex gameplay and high fps, which have killed the original essence of gaming and countless hours of mindless fun. Well, there may be some good news for those who wish to relive the age of Atari on your modern PC.
According to gaming pioneer Atari is bringing its PC title Atari Vault to PAX South 2016. Vault is a bundle of 100 classic Atari games that will make you experience a whole new level of nostalgia.
Some of the iconic titles in the Atari Vault include “Tempest,” “Warlords” and “Asteroids.” Two other fan favorites to make it into the Vault include “Missile Command” and “Centipede.” Each title will come with subtle improvements to make them blend into the 21st century. According to Atari, the retooled versions will feature user interface updates, support for the Steam Controller, improving precision and control as well as local and online multiplayer support. Players can also challenge each other on the Steam Leaderboards. Despite the updates, the original soundtracks will remain intact.
The idea here is to let you “relive the classic gaming experience in the modern age,” according to the company.
This isn’t the first time Atari has re-released its classics. Its Flashback series of consoles are in their sixth generation, with the most recent one featuring 100 built-in games. Back in 2011, Atari released something similar. An iOS app called Atari’s Greatest Hits contained 100 classic games for select Apple devices.
Atari is not alone in this practice. Other companies have also re-released their classic games. For instance, Double Fine’s Grim Fandango Remastered is a refresh of the classic late-90s adventure game that had been off the market for over a decade. The game is currently being offered for free to Sony’s PlayStation Plus subscribers this month, along with five other titles.
Atari Vault is being developed by Code Mystics and will launch in spring 2016. No price has been announced. Atari will also be providing live insights and hands-on demos for Rollercoaster Tycoon World and the mobile Pridefest at PAX. The expo is scheduled to run from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.