Atari to Distribute Microsoft Titles

A licensing deal struck with Microsoft Game Studios will make Atari Inc. the exclusive U.S. jewel case distributor for select Windows titles. Atari’s widespread distribution is expected to extend the lifecycle of Microsoft Game Studios releases.

Under the terms of the agreement, which extends through June 2006, Atari will republish and distribute jewel case versions best-selling titles like Age of Empires – Gold Edition, Microsoft Flight Simulator ’98, Links LS 2000, Combat Flight SimulatorWWII Europe Series, Pandora’s Box, Bicycle Casino, Bicycle Card Games, Bicycle Board Games, Crimson Skies, Starlancer and Pinball Arcade.

Ed Ventura, director of Microsoft Game Studios comments, “We recognize the importance and the potential of the value-priced games category, and Atari is the ideal partner to offer our games in the U.S. market.”