Uncertain Future for STO?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
01-10-2011, 08:03 AM
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You know what's strange?
Atari's profits have moved closer to the green since Star Trek Online and Champions ONline were released. Unless you believe Backyard Baseball was responsible for that achievement, the author appears to be influenced by the criticial rating on STO and not it's commercial success. In other words, journalistic prejudice lead to speculation despite Cryptic being one of the few positive developments at Atari.
So, no, I'm not worried - partly because I've actually read Atari's investor information for the quarter and compared it to last year. The author of the article apparently didn't know these resources were available.
It's a shame I can be more informed on the topic than the author.
He also seems to regard this Atari as the company that launched the Atari home gaming systems. Kinda poor research for a business reporter not to recognize that Atari collapsed and this is a French company that bought the name and trademark.
As I recall, 46% of Atari's revenue last fiscal year was Cryptic and that was early in the year. Almost all of their gains have been stateside, so I imagine Jim Wilson was in a prime position to move up and I honestly wouldn't be shocked if Jack Emmert wasn't asked to move up as CCO for Atari proper and we didn't see Cryptic become more synonymous with Atari.