Atari, probably the most recognisable names within the video gaming business behind classics akin to Asteroids, Breakout and Centipede to call however a number of, has at the moment introduced that it’s partnering up with the Litecoin Basis, a Singapore primarily based non-profit that advocates and promotes using Litecoin.
The partnership will see Litecoin added as a way of cost to work together with the Atari ecosystem. Full particulars are but to be printed on what precisely this entails though we do know Atari’s VCS recreation and streaming console (constructed on a linux primarily based OS and utilizing the identical title as its 1977 Video Laptop System) shall be purchasable with Litecoin for a reduction and might be pre-ordered through Atari’s web site. Likewise it is going to even be obtainable through the Litecoin Basis which can see a proportion of every sale go straight in direction of supporting their efforts.
Of the announcement, the Basis’s managing Director, Charlie Lee stated
“Many people bear in mind rising up and enjoying video games from Atari” … “It’s nice to see Litecoin being utilized in a wide range of alternative ways throughout the Atari ecosystem, from buying the brand new Atari VCS gaming console to getting used as a solution to spend money on Atari Tokens. The Litecoin Basis is worked up to see the probabilities a partnership like this may have for not solely Litecoin and cryptocurrencies but in addition the gaming business and lifelong followers of Atari.”
Concerning future collaborations, Lee shared some additional insights with us stating:
“We’re undoubtedly going to speak sooner or later about different methods we are able to work collectively. Like utilizing LTC in recreation perhaps.”
“We’ll like do some joint merchandising like tshirts with Litecoin and Atari on them.”
Atari are creating their very own digital asset which can act in a lot the identical approach as a on line casino chip for his or her platforms. This seems to be supposed as a digital on line casino chip for the Atari ecosystem, maybe to recreate the identical impact of popping in 1 / 4 right into a bodily 80s arcade machine, one thing Atari is most related to. As such it will not be too far fetched to see Litecoin included alongside. Atari CEO Fred Chesnais acknowledged within the announcement:
“Litecoin’s ease-of-use and low transaction prices make it an ideal match to be used alongside the Atari Token and different tasks.”