In an interview during PAX Prime 2014, Atari CEO Fred Chesnais explored his ideas for a modern-day Asteroids experience, saying it could combine the franchise's classic gameplay with survival concepts found in popular titles like Day Z.
"So for Asteroids, the initial game was – you remember the game – you get crushed by the asteroids. So what happens now? You land on the asteroid. And then what you have to do is you have to survive on the asteroid. So you can have an Asteroids game, which is basically a survival game in space," Chesnais tells Joystiq.
"You can have a survival game on an asteroid that combines crafting, space survival, PvP, PvE. And I think that's very relevant in the current world when you have games like Day Z and Nether, that are doing very well on Steam. Just to give you an idea."
When asked if his concept was stream of consciousness during the interview or an actual product in development, Chesnais says: "Coming soon. And I would play that game."
"Stay tuned," Banks adds.