20 Facts About Atari SA


Atari SA is a French video game holding company headquartered in Paris.

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Atari SA is a public company that, as of 2007, had, as a majority stockholder, the company California US Holdings, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of IESA.

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Atari SA, Inc has the rights to publish and sublicense in North America certain intellectual properties either owned or licensed by IESA or its subsidiaries, including Atari SA Interactive.

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On July 29,2004, Epic Games, the developer behind the Unreal franchise, announced they had ended their publishing contract with Atari SA and signed a three-game publishing deal with Midway Games beginning with Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict in 2005, although Atari SA would continue to publish the existing back catalog of titles.

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On September 1,2006, Atari SA, Inc announced that its stock faced delisting from the NASDAQ stock exchange due to its price having fallen below $1.

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In July 2007, Atari SA sold back their exclusive Hasbro licensing deal back to Hasbro for $19 Million, which concluded with Hasbro signing a new casual game deal with Electronic Arts a month later.

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On November 7, GameSpot reported that Atari SA was beginning to run out of money, losing 12 million dollars in the first fiscal quarter of 2008.

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Atari SA was notified of NASDAQ's final decision on April 24,2008, and the appeal hearing took place on May 1,2008.

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Atari SA was expected to raise its value to $15 million USD from the period of December 20,2007 through to March 2008.

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Atari SA received notice of its absolute delisting on September 12,2008.

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On 21 October 2010, Atari SA announced Atari SA's reference shareholders BlueBay Value Recovery Fund Limited and BlueBay Multi-Strategy Fund Limited are exploring a disposal of the shares and equity-linked instruments held by them.

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In July 2013, Atari SA began to sell its game assets, developers and the famous "Fuji" logo and the Atari SA name in a bankruptcy auction.

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Atari SA had plans to sell off the Test Drive and RollerCoaster Tycoon franchises.

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In December 2016, Atari SA sold the Test Drive franchise to Bigben Interactive.

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In 2015, Atari SA announced a turnaround strategy that would focus on re-releasing the catalogue of Atari SA games.

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In 2020, the Atari SA Token was launched by Atari SA, in equal partnership with the ICICB Group.

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Group partnering with Atari SA gave birth to a new company incorporated in Gibraltar called Atari SA Chain LTD.

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In March 2021, Atari SA extended its partnership with ICICB Group for the development of Atari SA branded hotels, with the first hotels to be constructed in Dubai, Gibraltar and Spain.

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On July 5,2021, Atari SA Gaming announced to fully reenter the premium console and handheld industry and put a lesser extent to free-to-play and mobile games, leading to possible titles being closed or sold, alongside the closure of Atari SA Casino.

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On November 24,2021, Atari SA announced they had invested $500,000 in retro gaming streaming platform Antstream, and a deal to potentially purchase MobyGames for $1.

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