Atari files for bankruptcy

There goes my Childhood. (Ist anscheinend halb so dramatisch, es geht um eine Reorganisation der Finanzen (Chapter 11 Bancruptcy) und Abtrennung des US-Geschäfts vom französischen Mutterkonzern… but still.)

The U.S. operations of iconic but long-troubled video game maker Atari have filed for bankruptcy in an effort to break free from their debt-laden French parent.

Atari Inc. and three of its affiliates filed petitions for Chapter 11 reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York late Sunday.

Its leaders hope to break the American business free from French parent Atari S.A. and in the next few months find a buyer to take the company private. They hope to grow a modest business focused on digital and mobile platforms, according to a knowledgeable person not authorized to discuss the matter privately.

Atari U.S. operation files for bankruptcy, spOn: Atari meldet in den USA Insolvenz an (Danke Hank!)