Atari ‘considering VR integration in future games’
At this point the vast majority of videogame publishers have been tied to virtual reality (VR) technology to some degree, be it revealing VR support for one of their titles or talking about their stance of the likes of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) on PC and Project Morpheus HMD on PlayStation 4. One company that hasn’t yet offered its thoughts towards the industry is Atari, a publisher and developer with a long and storied history within videogames. That changed this week as the company revealed that it is ‘considering’ VR support for future titles.
Atari CEO and Chairman Fred Chesnais recently revealed as much in an interview with HITC. “We continue to be impressed with the technological advancements of VR and think it enhances gameplay and takes it to the next level,” Chesnais said. “We have had discussions with Oculus and are considering VR integration in future games.” The CEO didn’t state specifically what titles are being looked at for possible VR support.
In recent years Atari has published several PC and mobile titles, meaning it’s possible that the company could create content for either the Oculus Rift or Samsung’s Gear VR smartphone-based HMD. The company has worked with several IP that could make for exciting VR adaptions, such as the long-running RollerCoaster Tycoon series and even Alone in the Dark. This year has seen the company publish new IP as well, so anything could be on the table for VR.
VRFocus will continue to follow any and all companies working in VR, reporting back with any further updates.