In 1979 Atari introduced the joys of first-person space combat with Star Raiders. Next year Star Raiders returns, bringing team-based multiplayer space combat to the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
First released for the Atari 8-bit series of computers in 1979, Star Raiders was one of the first first-person perspective space combat games, and certainly one of the most popular. Atari released the game for the 2600 system in 1982 with its own special touchpad controller, which still resides in a box somewhere in my apartment to this day.
Sexy, isn't it?
The updated version of Star Raiders, first outed by GameFly back in July, should be a pretty big step up from the original. The space warps and galactic battle maps will still be in place, but they'll be bolstered by new features like battle transformations and customizable ships.