For Sale by Atari: Cryptic Studios

Publisher Atari has announced today in an earnings report that it is looking for a buyer for developer Cryptic Studios. As of March 31, Cryptic was a “discontinued operation” within the company. Cryptic’s current projects, such as the ongoing Champions Online MMO and upcoming Neverwinter project, will proceed as normal and continue to be supported by Atari.

Cryptic was purchased by Atari just three years ago, so it’s curious to see where they’ll end up now. Champions Online was a solid MMO that had a solid following, so I don’t doubt their further future success.


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Allen Park

Allen is an utter whore of a gamer; he's completely open-minded to all games, be they AAA blockbusters or $5 casual children's games. His focus is on indie games specifically, valuing gameplay and ingenuity over sparkly visuals and ridiculous gimmicks. When he's not geeking out over the newest art game, he's out toning his sexy, sculpted shoulders while surfing epic 1.5ft waves, or having a good time with local, high-gravity microbrews.

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