Microsoft has released a trailer for their new documentary Atari: Game Over, which explores the failed launch of one of the most infamously bad games in history, E.T. for the Atari 2600. The game sold so poorly that it contributed to the death of Atari, and it also severely crippled the video game industry as a whole. 700,000 unsold copies of the game were buried in a New Mexico landfill, which was recently dug up by Microsoft for the documentary.
Atari: Game Over will premiere exclusively on Xbox Live this fall.
This is one of the many projects that was being handled by Xbox Entertainment Studios, the Microsoft subsidiary responsible for creating original film and television content for Xbox Live. The studio unfortunately closed its doors a few weeks ago as part of the more than 18,000 layoffs hitting the company.