Atari Founder Reflects on 50 Years In New Interview

Half of a Century 

Fifty years is a long time. When a huge part of gaming’s history successfully celebrates fifty years it’s a big deal. Today Atari, one of gaming’s most iconic brands, is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. Founded on July 27th, 1972, Atari has been a historically significant company in the sphere of gaming for a long time now. So, today they are celebrating with an exclusive interview, from IGN, with Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell and CEO Wade Rosen. In the video interview, available on Atari’s website, the two discuss the company’s legacy within the gaming world, as well as, its role as a forefather of game development. 


Of course the five-minute interview offers a great deal of insight. Bushnell and Rosen discuss the legacy and past of Atari. However, they also discuss the future of the company as well. Specifically, the interview discusses Atari’s return to its roots as a game developer and publisher. For instance, Rosen discusses today’s announcement of Atari games coming to Google Stadia. Atari has announced five games coming to Stadia that will be a part of the Atari Recharged series. 

Additionally, on top of the interview, Atari is also celebrating their fiftieth anniversary with the fans through a sale. The Golden Anniversary sale to be exact. Of course this sale includes many limited time deals. However, the sale also features exclusive 50th Anniversary t-shirts. 

“I’m excited to share this very special conversation with founder Nolan Bushnell as we celebrate the tremendous impact of Atari on popular culture and the video game industry over the past fifty years.” Says Wade Rosen, Atari CEO in the interview. 

The interview is available on Atari’s website, YouTube, and IGN.