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"Substantial" doubt over Atari's future

Posted by souri on Mon, 13/02/06 - 11:47 PM

GameIndisutry.biz reports some worrying signs for Atari, and suggests the outlook is pretty grim for the US publisher. As we all know, French publishing giant, Infogrames, resurrected the Atari name back in 2001 and renamed its US subsidiary to Atari Inc (and the European operations to Atari Europe).
I didn't want to post this on the front page because it's all speculation as to what this means to Atari Melbourne House (if anything at all). I'm guessing Atari Melbourne House doesn't have anything to do with Atari other than sharing the Atari name and being a subsidiary of Infogrames.

http://gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=14656


Submitted by jimellis on Tue, 04/04/06 - 8:45 AM Permalink

Hi,

Does anyone have any further news regarding Melbourne House?

Submitted by Mario on Tue, 04/04/06 - 6:39 PM Permalink

quote:Originally posted by jimellis
Does anyone have any further news regarding Melbourne House?

Atari had listed Melbourne House as one of several studios they were interested in selling to cut costs and presumably recoup some cash.

Submitted by souri on Wed, 05/04/06 - 3:37 AM Permalink

There haven't been any more updates apart from the press releases and a CEO interview from two months ago which say that studios will be sold once they finish their projects. So we'll probably hear more when Melbourne House finish their port of Test Drive: Unlimited.