Xbox-Produced "Atari Dump" Documentary Will Be Free

Film will be available across Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC on November 20 free for everyone.


The upcoming Xbox-produced Atari: Game Over documentary, which promises to tell the untold story of Atari and the ill-fated launch of E.T., will premiere next week, and it won't cost you a penny.

Microsoft announced today that the movie will debut November 20 on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC through It will be free on all platforms; you don't need an Xbox Live Gold subscription.

The movie features interviews with the creator of E.T., Howard Warshaw, other Atari employees. The film will also feature footage from the dig that unearthed the buried copies of the game back in April.

Atari: Game Over was directed by Zak Penn, who has written for movies such as The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, and various X-Men films.

Some of the excavated E.T. copies were recently sold on eBay, fetching more than $1,500.

Atari: Game Over was developed under the Xbox Entertainment Studios banner, a unit responsible for original Xbox programming. The division was short-lived, as Microsoft recently announced the studio's closure.

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