Ed Rotberg is a true Atari legend and created the world’s first FPS with his masterpiece Battlezone!
Ed shares all about the development of Battlezone and how this game led to him being approached by the US army to work on a ‘game’ for military purposes.
Ed also reflects on the Polybius rumours and why he chose to leave Atari. Ed Rotberg also shares details about his time working at 3DO and lots more details about his illustrious career.
Battlezone is a first-person shooter tank combat game released for arcades in November 1980 by Atari, Inc. The player controls a tank which is attacked by other tanks and missiles, using a small radar scanner to locate enemies around them in the barren landscape. Its innovative use of 3D graphics made it a huge hit, with approximately 15,000 units sold.
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