Intellivision CEO Tommy Tallarico has stepped down from his role and will be replaced by the company's former Chief Revenue Officer Phil Adam.
The Intellivision Amico is an upcoming family-friendly game console that was first revealed a few years ago. Since then, the console has been delayed and delayed again, and a solid release date has not yet been locked in. It was also recently criticized for a promotional video that appeared to use assets similar to those from War Thunder as placeholders. Now, a shake-up is taking place at the company: it will soon have a new CEO.
Why Intellivision CEO Tommy Tallarico Has Stepped Down
As IGN reports, Intellivision CEO Tommy Tallarico is stepping down from his role. Going forward, he will focus on his new role of Chief Creative Officer; the job of CEO is being handed off to former Chief Revenue Officer Phil Adam.
"As a 30+ year industry executive, I am excited to transition into the CEO role at Intellivision," Adam said in a statement shared by IGN. "As a business closing in on the last phase before launch, Tommy felt it important to provide focused roles so he can continue to do the things he loves the most. As always, we will be working hand in hand to bring Amico to the market."
Earlier today, Tommy Tallarico shared a statement on Twitter talking about his elderly father and a decision to move him into Tallarico's home for hospice care. Intellivision has not yet released a public statement about Tallarico's change of role to Chief Creative Officer, but it seems that his father's health may be one of the reasons for this change.
"My dad has been in hospice for [a while] now," read a portion of the statement from former Intellivision CEO Tommy Tallarico on Twitter. "COPD, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes type II... you name it... he's had it. They gave him 6 months to live well over 6 months ago. But like all Italians, he is passionate and stubborn and says he's not going anywhere."
Tallarico has asked for people to respond with good vibes and positive messages that he can share with his father. In the meantime, we can look forward to the launch of the Intellivision Amico -- whenever that might be.
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