Atari might reboot Tempest, Missile Command and others

As its reboot of 1979 arcade title Asteroids hits Steam Early Access, publisher Atari says some of its other classic franchises might get the same treatment.

Tempest, Warlords, Adventure and Missile Command are among the titles that the firm is considering rebooting. In aid of this, the publisher is ‘teaming up with young and innovative studios’.

This comes after the company blocked Tempest developer Jeff Minter from releasing his new shooter TxK on PS4, PC and Android. Atari believes TxK constitutes a copyright violation owing to its similarities with Tempest.

Earlier this year, Atari announced that it had decided to re-imagine Asteroids as open-world PC survival gameAsteroids: Outpost.

This is part of our new strategy. We are going to be teaming up with young and innovative studios to take a refreshing look at each game from our extensive portfolio,” said Atari COO Todd Shallbetter.

Releasing Asteroids: Outpost through the Early Access program will also help us get feedback from the community. Asteroids is the first of a long series of re-births, and we are considering doing the same for our other iconic games such as Warlords, Adventure, Tempest, Missile Command and many more.”

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