Atari E.T. Excavation Put on Hold
Two companies, Fuel Entertainment and LightBox Interactive, wanted to film the excavation for a documentary about the burial of the game. Millions of copies were supposedly dumped at the site in Alamogordo, New Mexico in the 1980’s after the game’s disastrous commercial performance, however The New Mexico Environment Department was not satisfied with the reasons for the dig saying that the plans were “generic” and lacking in site-specific details. Elevated chemical levels were also found at the site in 2004 which could cause a lengthy delay to the excavation while further testing is carried out.
The NMED is waiting for a revised proposal from the documentary team, which they had not received as of March 17, however Catherine Pasciak, a producer for LightBox, said they are still planning on completing the film once the project has been approved.
The documentary is set to be released on the Xbox One when it has been completed.
Posted on March 23, 2014, in News, Xbox One and tagged Atari, Atari 2600, Documentary, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Fuel Entertainment, Lightbox Interactive, Retro, Spielberg, Video Games, Xbox One. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.