Atari has announced the creation of a new blockchain division as part of an organizational shuffle within the company.
In a press statement issued on Tuesday, the gaming behemoth revealed the creation of two new divisions — Atari Gaming and Atari Blockchain.
The former will focus on continuing the developmental work on Atari’s catalog of popular retro gaming titles as well as the rebooted VCS consoles.
As part of the announcement, Atari also revealed that current CEO Frédéric Chesnais will head the Atari blockchain division, while Wade J. Rosen will take over as the new company chief executive. Before the announcement, Rosen was the chairman of Atari’s board of directors.
For Atari Blockchain, the communique revealed that the new division will focus on tapping the emerging opportunities at the intersection of gaming and blockchain technology. With an estimated 2.7 billion gamers across the world, the gaming industry is often identified as being primed for blockchain disruption.
According to the announcement, Atari Blockchain will