Atari: Game Over joins Xbox Live on 20th November

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A documentary investigating the collapse of a 1980s video games powerhouse is on route to Xbox

A piece of gaming folklore was quite literally unearthed earlier this year when an excavation team took to the New Mexico desert to dig up buried Atari game cartridges, amongst them a large quantity of the notoriously poor E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial video game.

The dig was covered by a film crew working on a new movie, Atari: Game Over which charts the fall of early video game giants, Atari during the mid-1980s.

Now the film’s director. Zak Penn, has taken to Twitter to announce the movie is finally set to air on Xbox Live on 20th November.

Atari: Game Over had been announced to be the first in a series of six documentaries co-produced by Xbox Entertainment Studios. Since Microsoft closed the door on the Xbox Entertainment initiative, it’s now unclear as to whether the following five films in the series are to arrive as planned.

Despite the studio’s shut-down it has been confirmed that the Halo Nightfall digital feature and the Quantum Break TV series are still on track for release next year.

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