Atari’s fiftieth Anniversary Reveals New Logo and Game Revival
In some extra Atari information, the online game pioneer is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this upcoming Monday, June twenty seventh. Since beginning out as a small Silicon Valley firm, Atari has turn into one of many largest names identified to gaming, and the corporate wished to unveil a new logo to mirror that. Thus we discover Atari’s new “Borregas” brand, named after Borregas Avenue, the corporate’s unique Sunnyvale deal with from the early Nineteen Seventies to the late Nineties.
In an homage to the unique headquarter’s brand, the brand new brand options Atari’s signature Fuji above a “50” in two shades of their retro inexperienced (although different coloration choices have been launched). Fun reality: the Atari’s Fuji image (named after Mt. Fuji itself) has at all times represented Pong, the 2 opposing strains, or gamers, separated by the Pong courtroom’s single-line heart. This new Borregas brand shall be featured alongside the same fiftieth anniversary brand equally named “Sunnyvale.” Together, the 2 would be the major photos for a majority of the press releases, sport bulletins, merchandising alternatives, and different company releases for the subsequent yr.
Hopefully, one of many subsequent tasks to be introduced below this new banner would be the long-overdue sequel to the Atari 2600’s well-known Yars’ Revenge. We now have affirmation from Howard Scott Warshaw, creator of the unique Yars’ Revenge, that he has spoken to Atari concerning a direct sequel. While there are apparently “other Yars’ Revenge products coming out from Atari” within the close to future, Warshaw has been allowed to pursue an concept he’s held for “decades,” and is lastly in a position to transfer ahead with it through Atari’s assets.
As the sport is almost definitely in early improvement at this stage, subsequent to nothing is thought concerning the sport or its choices. However, Warshaw believes that “it’ll be on a number of platforms” and shall be “a game that could be developed on the 2600 because it was designed on the 2600.” As unusual a alternative as which may sound on this extra technologically-advanced age, Warshaw holds that, regardless of all these a long time of progress, he has “never seen this gameplay done anywhere else.” An bold enterprise to make sure, however as Atari has been reaching a market of nostalgia for many years, so to will the awaited Yars’ Revenge sequel. In a day of legacy sequels, the sport will little doubt discover an viewers amongst those that loved the unique and, hopefully, some newer followers as properly.