Atari is a name that many of you will be familiar with. The younger generation might not be very familiar with the company that pioneered the gaming industry so many years ago. In a recent press release that just hit our inbox Atari announced a few things that they will be doing to make a corporate comeback.
“Atari is more than a game publishing company; it’s an iconic brand that has established a passionate and timeless culture,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari, Inc. “Known across multiple generations around the world, Atari will continue to embrace all audiences. What the company has accomplished over the years is no small feat, but there is more to come. We’re looking forward to delivering on our new strategy and engaging with our audience in new ways across multiple channels as the next era of Atari unfolds. We are leading a rebuilding exercise in a highly volatile industry, so at the same time we are also aware of the challenges that lay ahead.”
A few bullet points from the release shed light on plans for social casinos, real-money gambling and YouTube with exclusive video content. We are a bit more interested in their mobile endeavors though. The current Atari offerings in the Play Store are slim with a greatest hits title and a stand alone Centipedes: Origins and Circus Atari. A small mention near the end of the release is what caught our attention though. Later in the winter of this year, Atari will be bringing RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile to Android.
Unfortunately that means the iOS users have a big jump on the game as it has been available for a number of months already. Such is the way of mobile games though. I remember spending countless hours building parks and creating roller coasters from the ground up. Atari also mentions there will be a multiplayer PC version coming around the same time. So that should be cool, as long as they don’t make it some silly Facebook game.
Will RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile be on your wishlist until it is launched? I know I will be setting reminders to check back in the next few months.