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Atari will acquire retro restoration specialist Nightdive Studio



As the video game industry matures, more and more emphasis is being placed on properly preserving and ensuring that classics remain playable for generations to come. One team that has built its entire business model on bringing back some great releases from yesteryear is Nightdive Studios, and today it was announced that it will be acquired by Atari.

It’s important to note that, while Atari has had some strange moments over the past few decades, it’s gotten tougher recently. Titles like Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration show that it’s finally treating its catalog with the respect it deserves, and it’s partnering with the right kind of projects to come. PSVR2 The title Pixel Ripped 1978. Suddenly, it seems like a good fit, then.

Nightdive Studio big wigs Stephen Kick and Larry Kupperman certainly think so. The pair said in a press release: “Nightdive and Atari have a long history together and we know that Atari shares our passion for retro games and our focus on producing high-quality new and remastered games. Does that do justice to the original IP. As we look to expand our business and expand our capabilities, we can think of no better long-term partner than Atari.

For those of you who don’t know, Nightdive Studios has played a major role in reviving releases like Trock: Dinosaur Hunter, Quack, and Shadow Man. Key to its success is its proprietary KEX engine, which enables classic games to run on modern hardware, and allows the developer to enhance and improve aspects to “meet the expectations of contemporary players”.

To be honest, as long as Atari continues to support Nightdive Studios in its current endeavors, we have no issue with this acquisition. In fact, we believe it could be a fruitful relationship, as Atari continues to reinvent itself as a retro focused publisher.


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