Reply to post: Re: Atari

Game over: Atari VCS architect quits project, claims he hasn’t been paid for six months

Richard 12 Silver badge
WTF?

Re: Atari

The kind of thing they're apparently developing doesn't cost anywhere near that much, and handling brand licensing is perhaps one or two full-time jobs?

The entire VCS project would be easily doable on a total budget of their posted annual losses alone.

€5m gets you a long way with commodity amd64 hardware - hardware dev costs should be a few hundred thousand total, tooling maybe fifty k, two or three software devs, plus a project manager. Maybe 400k on personnel per annum?

So that's slop of at least €2-3m for unforeseen expenses, 3rd party sweeteners and marketing.

They're either totally incompetent or never had any intention of shipping a product.

What are they spending €22 million a year on?

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