Atari, one of the recognisable names within the video gaming trade behind classics resembling Asteroids, Breakout and Centipede to call however just a few, has right this moment 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 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 based mostly OS and utilizing the identical title as its 1977 Video Laptop System) will probably be purchasable with Litecoin for a reduction and might be pre-ordered by way of Atari’s web site. Likewise it’s going to even be obtainable by way of the Litecoin Basis which can see a share of every sale go immediately 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 other ways throughout the Atari ecosystem, from buying the brand new Atari VCS gaming console to getting used as a method to put money into Atari Tokens. The Litecoin Basis is happy to see the chances a partnership like this could have for not solely Litecoin and cryptocurrencies but additionally the gaming trade and lifelong followers of Atari.”
Relating to future collaborations, Lee shared some additional insights with us stating:
“We’re positively going to speak sooner or later about different methods we are able to work collectively. Like utilizing LTC in recreation perhaps.”
“We are going to 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 manner 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 could not be too far fetched to see Litecoin included alongside. Atari CEO Fred Chesnais said 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.”