Atari To Sell Internal Studios And Cut Jobs

Speaking to the UK trade paper MCV, Atari CEO Bruno Bonnell said, “We have decided that we should refocus our creativity efforts on external studios rather than internal development. We will be looking to sell our studios, but that does not mean we’re immediately putting a ‘for sale’ sign on them. They still have important projects to finish for us.

The studios that could possibly have that fable for sign on them in coming months include England-based Reflections, Melbourne House in Australia, Dallas-based Paradigm, Shiny Studios in California and France-based Eden. Bonnell also confirmed that there would be job-cuts in the U.S. “We have about 250 staff in the U.S and that is too many. There has to be some adjustment. There will be none in Europe though. They have been through that pain already.

But despite the pain, Bonnell is in defiant mood. “People love the drama of speculating about Atari. But they should think of us as heroes. Our teams have done an incredible job in difficult times.

Source Next-Gen