Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration Is Getting A Holiday Update
The outstanding Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration is getting a new holiday update on December 12 that will add 12 new games to the collection!
Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration’s holiday update brings 12 new titles to the anthology, giving novice gaming historians an even deeper look into the legacy of the grandfather of the gaming industry. A mix of prototypes, homebrews, and official titles, this new update seeks to expand the library of the interactive virtual museum Atari 50 brought to players in 2022. This update isn’t exhaustive, though — it’s the first of many planned by Atari and its partner in video game preservation Digital Eclipse. Future planned updates will expand the title’s repertoire with more games, concept art, and additional behind-the-scenes interviews with industry legends.
I had a ton of fun playing Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration for our review last year, and the game even ended up as my PlayStation 5 Game of the Year for 2022, so I’m very much looking forward to next week’s update, as well as to the future updates that Digital Eclipse and Atari will be working on.
Join the celebration! Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration takes you on an interactive journey through 50 years of video games.
At the heart of Atari 50 are the Interactive Timelines, which combine historical trivia, digital artifacts, over 60 minutes of new interviews, documentary footage, and playable games into one cohesive experience. When you encounter a game in the Timelines, you can immediately play it without losing your place.
The massive selection of over 100 games spans seven different platforms: Arcade, 2600, 5200, 7800, Atari 8-bit computers, and, for the first time ever on modern consoles, Atari Lynx and Jaguar! Play the classics like Tempest 2000, Asteroids, and Yars’ Revenge, or dive into some deeper cuts.
Behind every game are the stories of Atari, what was happening at the company, and what went into the creation of the games and the hardware on which they ran, all told by the people who were there.