New games, new consoles, new opportunities for growth: there’s a lot going on in the e-gaming market right now. Recently, for instance, there was a very special surprise at the “Electronic Entertainment Expo” in Los Angeles: after a decades-long absence, the voice of industry pioneer Atari was heard again. Thirty-three years after its last games box, the company unveiled a new console at the world’s biggest trade fair for video games and entertainment electronics. Fans don’t have much longer to wait, as the launch was announced for spring 2018. It marks the start of the next hot phase in the gaming world. The heavyweights Nintendo and Microsoft have already brought out new devices in 2017, while the third of the big hitters, Sony, whose workshops produce the world’s best-selling console in the PlayStation, is a match for the competition with its recent finely honed “4 Pro” model.