Until now, the games released by Intellivision Productions and its publishing partners have primarily been exact, faithful reproductions – usually deliberate emulations – of the original titles. While this great for players who want to relive their childhoods, we’ve wanted to try updating the games a bit; putting in some features we would have liked to put in back then.
Sony has given us that chance. The PlayStation Home team, many of whom grew up playing Intellivision, wanted to bring the Intellivision game library to Home, but with the freedom to try out some new ideas. We kept the basic look of the games recognizable to tickle the memories of our lifelong fans: still a bit blocky, but with a retro-pixel-inspired look. The goals and play of the games immediately feel like the originals, but with added levels, features and challenges. We worked to capture the best of Intellivision, then pushed that best further.
Intellivision is delighted to bring you these enhanced titles. Of course, Intellivision is not abandoning our classic games; we will always make the exact originals available on a variety of platforms. But we are excited about this opportunity Sony has given us to let new generations discover the fun of Intellivision – simple games that can be learned in minutes but provide a lifetime of challenge. Intellivision Gen2 games will be available this fall — stay tuned!