Atari has announced Atari Go, a new social gaming platform. Interestingly, the Atari GO games will be tied into the company's core games. Atari Executive VP of Online and Mobile Gaming Thom Kozik revealed that a Facebook tie-in game might unlock extra content in the upcoming console racer Test Drive Unlimited 2.
Kozik reiterated that Atari has slowly built and acquired a large infrastructure for online and social gaming, and the company is now opening up that infrastructure to both developers interested in creating new Atari titles and online affiliates that can embed and host Atari's games. Through Atari GO, Kozik said he hopes to turn sites that are currently hosting unofficial versions of Atari's oldies into new sources of income. "Take that unofficial version down, replace it with our official version," he suggested, "and you'll be able to share in the revenue."