Atari, one of the vital recognisable names within the video gaming business behind classics resembling Asteroids, Breakout and Centipede to call however just a few, has immediately introduced that it’s partnering up with the Litecoin Basis, a Singapore based mostly non-profit that advocates and promotes using Litecoin.
The partnership will see Litecoin added as a technique of fee 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 sport and streaming console (constructed on a linux based mostly OS and utilizing the identical title as its 1977 Video Pc System) will likely be purchasable with Litecoin for a reduction and could be pre-ordered by way of Atari’s web site. Likewise it should even be out there by way of the Litecoin Basis which can see a proportion of every sale go instantly in the direction of supporting their efforts.
Of the announcement, the Basis’s managing Director, Charlie Lee mentioned
“Many people keep in mind rising up and taking part in video games from Atari” … “It’s nice to see Litecoin being utilized in quite a lot of alternative ways throughout the Atari ecosystem, from buying the brand new Atari VCS gaming console to getting used as a technique to put money into Atari Tokens. The Litecoin Basis is happy to see the probabilities a partnership like this could have for not solely Litecoin and cryptocurrencies but in addition the gaming business and lifelong followers of Atari.”
Relating to 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 sport 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 method 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 might 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 initiatives.”