Are You Ready To Open The Atari Vault?

I think it’s safe to say that until very recently I knew a bit more about the inner working of vaults than your average Retroist writer. They are wonderful places to secure the knowledge of the past safely as well as ensure that such pop culture is readily available to future generations.


Last Thursday Atari, the company responsible for much of the way we fans of video games enjoying console gaming today announced that in the Spring they were opening up what they’ve called the Atari Vault. A Steam collection that will include 100 of their fan-favorite games such as Warlords, Centipede, Asteroids, Missile Command, Tempest, and much more…with the addition of adding new features to the titles offered and including Multiplayer capabilities.

While surely they are referring to a mixture of arcade classics as well as some choice Atari 2600 titles…beyond the announcement there isn’t too much more information in the Press Release:
“Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, today revealed that its re-imagined PC title Atari Vault, will be previewed at PAX South 2016. Atari Vault bundles the publisher’s most beloved classic games into a single PC title, with new features and multiplayer capabilities.

Including 100 iconic, fan-favorite games like Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest, Warlords, and many more, Atari Vault enables fans to relive the classic gaming experience in the modern age, with an upgraded user interface, the addition of online and local multiplayer options, and Steam Controller support that provides significantly improved precision control. For the first time ever, fans from around the world can challenge other players on Steam Leaderboards and compete for arcade supremacy all while rocking out to the games’ original 70’s and 80’s soundtracks. Atari Vault is under development by Code Mystics, and will launch in Spring 2016.”

We at the Retroist will keep you up to date on any news about the Atari Vault…but while you are waiting why not listen to a few choice Retroist podcasts?

The Atari 2600

Centipede illustration courtesy of Sean Hartter.
Centipede illustration courtesy of Sean Hartter.



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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.
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