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Atari Picks Up EVE Online Distribution Rights

Atari has signed the global rights to distribute boxed copies of the massively multiplayer online game EVE Online.

The title was originally released as a boxed product but it wasn't until it was distributed digitally in 2003 that it began to pick up the loyal subscribers it currently enjoys – almost 250,000 of which pay a monthly subscription to play.

"Intrepid pioneering is the very foundation upon which EVE Online was built and our digital publishing strategy is an example of how innovation has been a key factor in our success," commented Hilmar Veigar Petursson, CEO of developer CCP.

"With Atari, we have found a like-minded partner and a premier brand that is not only strong globally but also shares our vision in how retail and online services can reinforce each other."

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