If developing video games can be very complicated, launching a console can also be a nightmare. Proof of this is the story of the Intellivision Amico, a system that was unveiled in 2019 and has yet to debut due to various problems.
The company has struggled quite a bit with the production of the console and, now, the project is in real jeopardy. Intellivision reported that it has not been able to start production of Amico as it needs more funding. Because of this, the system and its launch could be a thing of the past.
Intellivision Amico is still in trouble and its production does not start
Intellivision has had serious management problems, resulting in layoffs and multiple delays in the launch of Amico. The company notified that it has not yet been able to start mass production of the system, so it opted first to launch a digital ecosystem called Amico Home, which works through mobile devices.
Several titles have been launched on this platform, with the idea of attracting investors and obtaining the necessary capital to start, now, with the manufacture of Amico as such. However, the outlook does not look encouraging.
Previously, the company received waves of requests for refunds, as it has taken years to complete the project. Now, it seems that players have already lost all interest in the system and it may never see the light of day. That said, the project's days may be numbered.
"We remain dedicated to moving Intellivision forward, step-by-step, until we can deliver on the full vision of Amico, including the consoles. Thank you to all of our console pre-order and boxed edition game customers for supporting our mission to bring people together with simple, affordable, family entertainment," the company said.