Earlier this week, Atari revealed it would buy MobyGames, a renowned video game database resource for video game information dating back to the late 1950s, acting as the gaming equivalent of IMDb. Today the acquisition was officially finalized and the company detailed its plans for the site going forward.
The official press release contained the following information on the future of MobyGames, including statements from the CEO of Atari and the General Manager of MobyGames.
MobyGames is a renowned video game database resource for video game information dating back to the late 1950s and serves as the authoritative source for information about video games and the individuals or organizations behind them. Similar to the television and film-focused IMDb database, MobyGames provides detailed and accurate video game credits and information for titles ranging from Triple-A to obscure indie projects. Thanks to its dedicated community and contributors, the MobyGames database is regularly updated and moderated.
“The MobyGames community has played a sustained and important role in documenting, celebrating and preserving video games and supporting MobyGames allows us to give back to the community and contribute to its growth and success,” said the CEO of ‘Atari, Wade Rosen. “It is important to Atari that MobyGames maintains its integrity, and we are committed to supporting the site in ways that enhance the experience for contributors and users.”
“In Atari, MobyGames has found a partner who will provide the investment and support we need to complete the site’s long-planned enhancements,” said Jeremiah Freyholtz, MobyGames CEO. “I am confident that this transition will allow MobyGames to remain an important community-focused project, and that Atari’s involvement best positions us for long-term stability and success.”
The press release also revealed that Jeremiah Freyholtz will continue in his role as CEO of MobyGames, which he has held since 2013.
For more information about Atari, MobyGames and Fusion, you can visit their official websites.