Former Xbox chief J Allard joins Intellivision to launch a new console

The Microsoft veteran J Allard, who left the Redmond tech giant in 2010, has joined Intellivision as global managing director. Allard is mostly known as one of Microsoft’s brightest minds back in the days. He co-founded the Xbox project in 1999 and worked on products like the Zune, Kin and Courier.

Today, J Allard has revealed that he is joining Intellivision to help build a new gaming console, the Intellivision Amico.

The Amico is set to release later this year. It’s setting out to be a family-friendly retro game console. VentureBeat has a great article about J Allard, Intellivision and the Intellivision Amico. So, for people who are interested, check it out here.

Pieter "SuikerBrood" Jasper

29 year old gamer who grew up with Commander Keen and Jazz Jackrabbit. A PC Gamer. (Sorry, not sorry). Dutch, but actually Frisian. Loves Age of Empires, Sea of Thieves and wishes for a new Viva Piñata.

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