Developer "beyond disgusted" as future versions of Tempest spiritual successor are blocked by original's publisher

Atari copyright claim forces Minter to scrap TxK ports

The planned PS4, PC and Android releases of Llamasoft’s shooter TxK will not be released following a copyright claim from Atari.

TxK’s creator Jeff Minter has said that he’s been forced the cancel the games following pressure from Atari, which seemingly has claimed a copyright violation alleging that the game too closely resembles Atari property Tempest.

Minter worked on Atari’s 1994 version of Tempest for the Jaguar, as well as 2007 release Space Giraffe, which like TxK was familiar in structure to Tempest.

“So yeah all the stuff we had ready or near ready will now never see the light of day,” Minter said on Twitter. “No TxK PC, PS4, Oculus, GearVR, Android. Thank ‘Atari’."

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