BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Are all out of ideas when it comes to playing video games? Well, instead of downloading a new game with spit-and-polish graphics, why not go back to the classics. Atari Vault revives 100 classic games, most of them were released a long time before we were even born.
If by chance you suffering from an incurable form of gaming nostalgia, then you will be pleased to know that Atari is planning of revamping almost 100 Atari 2600 games. Moreover, the games won’t be released on their own, but will be part of large gaming bundle.
According to Atari, all the games featuring in this bundle will be presented at the PAX South, on the 29th of January. Wanting to give the gamers a head start, the company disclosed a couple of titles which will feature in their upcoming offer. Among the games included in the pack are Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest, Asteroids and Warlords.
But it seems that bundle-wise, there are the only things we managed to get out of Atari. Well, we can’t put the blame on them because they’ve decided to keep a close lid on this situation. And isn’t anticipation the best part of a surprise?
Not wanting to keep its fans in the dark for too long, the gaming company leaked out a couple of details regarding the classic games. According to a press interview, Atari’s intent is to show the public that you don’t have to buy a powerful PC in order to play great games.
Speaking of games, it so happens that the company did more than to resuscitate the games belonging to a bygone era. According to their statements, the developers didn’t tinker with the graphics and the soundtrack. It is their belief that by changing musical scores or enhancing the game’s graphic means to spoil the game.
But, in terms of gameplay, it seems that we are in for quite a surprise. Atari declared that all the games from the bundle received a multiplayer and a co-op mode. This means that you will also be able to play the games using a local or an Internet connection.
Atari revives 100 classic games and even managed to throw in the Steam controller for greater precision. Yes, those of you who are not comfortable with the idea of playing these games using 2600’s joystick will now be able to use the Steam controller.
Furthermore, Atari promised other cool features such as leaderboards, and everything in between to guarantee that the game’s atmosphere stays exactly the same.