Atari Producer Peter Banks explains Asteroids' new direction | GamesBeat

GamesBeat: Atari is rebooting the series with Asteroids: Outpost, but as an, “open-world, sandbox-style survival experience.”

That doesn’t sound like the Asteroids I know. It probably doesn’t sound like the Asteroids you know, either. To help me wrap my head around developer Salty Games’ concept, Atari producer and Asteroids: Outpost’s executive producer Peter Banks came to my aid.

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ColManischewitz3148d ago

This idea of a sandbox, open-world Asteroids is so weird.

midnightambler3148d ago

It's kind of a crazy concept. Like taking Frogger and turning it into an open-world wildlife simulator.


Meet the new Atari

Though Atari was one of the founding fathers of the games industry, for many it will always be synonymous with the video games crash of 1983.

The firm’s fast and loose approach to publishing, and its lack of quality control, was so severe that it killed faith in the sector resulting in a market collapse in the US.

Since then, the name has passed through a number of hands, including Tramel Technology, Hasbro, Infogrames and IESA.

Then in 2009, Atari parent company Infogrames rebranded itself as Atari SA.

The once dominant brand has seen its worth diminish during the years, to the point when, in 2013, three of Atari’s subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy. Re-emerging wounded, but still alive.

uth112874d ago

You mean the "meet the new new new new Atari"!

Hoffmann2874d ago

Meet the company that is not Atari beside using the name.

Kalebninja2874d ago

lol wtf Pridefest.. besides that retardedly obvious grasp for gay customers I think they'll do good coming back into the scene and I'd really like another Test Drive Unlimited from them.

Worth it Yet: Asteroids Outpost

Game-Smack take a look at Asteroids Outpost and asks the question: Is it worth it yet?

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Asteroids: Outpost Preview | Gamegrin

One of the things that people have always wanted to achieve is to explore the vastness of space. However, this might not be as appealing as it sounds, and the game Asteroids: Outpost surely manages to explore this idea. Simply put, this is a game created as an open world sandbox, where you want to colonise a planet located right near the asteroid belt. The main reason why people came here, according to the game’s story, is that mankind needs the resources available, specifically in the mines. However, while the asteroid belt has numerous minerals, there are also threats.

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