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Atari and ARVORE team up for Pixel Ripped 1978

by: Eric -
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If you are one of those gamers like me that live at the crossroads between loving classic games but needing all the new tech-y advances, you've likely checked out the Pixel Ripped games.

The previous titles in the series (Pixel Ripped 1989 and Pixel Ripped 1995) pay homage to classic games by taking old-school game mechanics and having them bleed off the screen into VR worlds. Pixel Ripped games are VR games that feature games within the game. Players play video games on TV screens or Gameboy-like devices, but the games come to life in the world around the player, often in exciting and unexpected ways. Think of playing Tetris, but the blocks start falling from the ceiling of the room you are sitting in.

Until now, the developers at ARVORE have had to pay homage to classic games without actually using those games. But with the announcement of Pixel Ripped 1978, ARVORE has revealed a partnership with Atari, meaning that it can put assets from actual classic Atari games into a Pixel Ripped title. This, of course, is wildly exciting.

This partnership is an amazing idea, opening up new worlds for AVORE to explore in VR. “We have always paid homage to our favorite games from the past in this series, but now in Pixel Ripped 1978, thanks to our partnership with Atari, we can actually reference the fantastic games and consoles from that era,” said ARVORE CEO Ricardo Justus in a recent press release.

Pixel Ripped 1978 is scheduled to launch this summer on PC, PlayStation 5, PS VR2, and Meta Quest 2.