Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration Expands with 39 New Games and Rich Historical Content

Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration, a beloved interactive museum and gaming anthology, will majorly expand to introduce 39 new games and enrich its historical narrative. Developed by Digital Eclipse, this expanded edition aims to delve deeper into Atari’s storied past, providing fans and newcomers alike with an immersive journey through the company’s influential history.

New Timelines to Explore

The expansion introduces two new timelines: The Wider World of Atari and The First Console War, each brimming with new games, interviews, and historical artefacts.

1. The Wider World of Atari:

This timeline features 19 playable games and eight new video segments. It explores various facets of Atari’s history, including:

  • Stern Electronics’ Berzerk: A detailed examination of the robot-blasting classic.
  • Innovations and Hidden Gems: Uncovering underappreciated titles and innovations from the late 1980s.
  • Spotlight on Evelyn Seto: Celebrating the artist who contributed to creating the iconic ‘Fuji’ Atari logo.
  • Breakout’s Origins: Pong creator Al Alcorn narrates the birth of another classic, Breakout.
  • Fan Contributions: Highlighting the fan base’s role in discovering unreleased prototypes, creating homebrew games, and preserving Atari’s legacy.

2. The First Console War:

This timeline documents the fierce rivalry between the Atari 2600 and Mattel’s Intellivision. The timeline encompasses six video segments and features 20 playable games, including:

  • M Network Games: A mix of titles from both Atari and M Network, particularly focusing on sports games.
  • Rare Prototypes: Unveiling rare Atari 2600 and 5200 prototypes that offer a glimpse into the experimental side of Atari’s development history.
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A Rich Interactive Experience

Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration has already established itself as a treasure trove of gaming history, featuring 103 base game titles and 12 retro games added in a free update last year. The expanded edition will enhance this collection further, blending nostalgia with discoveries.


The Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration Expanded Edition will be available as a digital standalone release and DLC for the existing game. It will launch on October 25 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch, and PC. Additionally, physical versions of the expanded edition will be available for PS5 and Switch, offering collectors and enthusiasts a tangible piece of gaming history.

Anticipation Builds

As the release date approaches, fans eagerly await the full list of 39 new games included in the expansion. We anticipate this addition will deepen our understanding and appreciation of Atari’s significant influence on the gaming industry.


Whether you are a long-time Atari enthusiast or a curious newcomer, Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration Expanded Edition promises to deliver an enriched, interactive exploration of the golden era of video games, ensuring that Atari’s legacy continues to inspire and entertain for years to come.


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