New York, NY (May 15, 2023) - Atari® announced the closing of the acquisition of Nightdive Studios, a full service game development and publishing company based in Vancouver, Washington. Nightdive has expertise in restoring, optimizing, and publishing classic video games. The studio has published over 100 titles and has garnered critical acclaim for their releases of seminal industry and fan-favorite titles including System Shock, Doom 64, and Quake.
With this acquisition Atari will enrich its large library of owned IP, be able to leverage Nightdive’s proprietary technology, and utilize Nightdive’s publishing capabilities in order to support Atari’s retro-focused growth strategy.
“Our shared passion for preservation and innovation in retro gaming makes Atari the ideal partner, and our team is excited to take this next step,” said Stephen Kick, CEO of Nightdive. “Atari’s support is going to allow us to grow our business and expand our reach.”
“Nightdive has a tremendously talented team and they’ve earned their reputation as leaders in retro gaming,” said Wade Rosen, Chairman and CEO of Atari. “Like the rest of their fans, I’m looking forward to their upcoming releases, and I am confident we will help their business flourish.”
A key to the success of Night Dive is their proprietary KEX engine, that makes classic games playable on modern hardware and gives the studio the ability to enhance and improve upon the original to meet the expectations of contemporary players. The studio’s reputation and deep industry knowledge have made them a go-to partner for some of the largest names in gaming and media, and allowed them to develop a diversified portfolio of titles.