Atari boss promises to fix its video game ‘mistakes’

The new boss of Atari has pledged to make amends for the firm’s recent video game flops.

In March, the company released a survival game based on its Asteroids brand, Asteroids: Outpost.

It also turned its Alone in the Dark franchise into a team shooter with Alone in the Dark: Illumination in June.

Both games were poorly received.

We make mistakes in games,” Frdric Chesnais told MCV.

With Asteroids: Outpost, the idea was to start with a solo experience and keep adding to it. The fans did not respond to that.

"On Alone in the Dark, the game is very stable but people didn’t like the gameplay. We’re working on addressing that.

We do care about these brands, we are really trying to pay attention to what the community is saying and to do our best.

"You are only as good as your last game. That’s the problem and also the beauty of our industry. We don’t do it on purpose.”

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Craig Chapple is mobile insights strategist, EMEA at mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower and was senior editor at PocketGamer.biz.