Atari has decided to bring on some new blood with experience as the team welcomed Rob Wyatt to the Atari VCS team today. Wyatt was originally the System Architect behind the first Xbox, as well as one of the designers of the PS3’s graphics systems, which makes him a valuable addition to work on the console before it launches. Below are a couple of quotes from the company’s press release this morning, including one from Wyatt, about his addition to the team.
“We have made a commitment to Atari fans to make the VCS the very best game and home entertainment platform it can be,” said Michael Arzt, Atari COO of Connected Devices. “After months of working with Rob and Tin Giant to define product requirements for the Atari VCS hardware and operating system, we are excited to finally and officially announce our partnership. Rob and his experienced team are working to squeeze every possible ounce of performance out of the Atari VCS hardware.”
“Who wouldn’t want to be part of bringing Atari back? From the moment the AMD team introduced me to Atari and the VCS project, I have been intrigued and inspired by the opportunity that it represents,” said Rob Wyatt, CEO of Tin Giant. “The unique open platform and modern approach that Atari is taking will let users enjoy a broad range of new and existing games and other entertainment, while also delivering some unique options to customize the platform to their own tastes by combining additional software and classic content all in one place.”