Xbox-Produced “Atari: Game Over” Documentary Gets First Trailer

Coming this fall, the movie will explain how copies of E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial for the Atari 2600 ended up buried in a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico.


Microsoft has released a trailer for Atari: Game Over, the first part of its documentary series Signal to Noise.

The Documentary tells the story of Atari, which went from being the fastest growing company in American history, to the producer of E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial for the Atari 2600, a game that failed so miserably Atari ended up burying thousands of unsold copies of it in a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

The movie features interviews with the creator of the game, Howard Warshaw, other Atari employees, and various people involved with the dig that unearthed the buried copies of the game back in April.

The documentary series was produced by Xbox Entertainment Studios, the division responsible for original Xbox programming, which Microsoft announced it was shutting down earlier this month.

Microsoft has said that the shutdown will not impact Signal to Noise, as well as Halo: Nightfall, Steven Spielberg's Halo TV series, or the live action TV show component of the Xbox One-exclusive Quantum Break.

Atari: Game Over is coming to Xbox this fall.

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