Wargaming Grabs Master of Orion and Total Annihilation as Historical Franchises Find New Homes

Several historical franchises have gone up for grabs in Atari’s bankruptcy auction and have found new homes, as the official notice illustrates.

In the wake of the auction Wargaming purchased Master of Orion and Total Annihilation, while Rebellion Interactive grabbed Moonbase Commander and Battlezone. Stardock bought Star Control.

Now we’ll have to wait and see what the new owners will do with the intellectual properties they managed to acquire, and hopefully they’ll create something good, because there’s a sizable piece of the history of PC (and even earlier) gaming at stake. Please don’t murder our memories folks!

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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