According to a post by ex-XDev Studio Producer Rob Karp on the Official PlayStation Blog, developers VooFoo Studios will be releasing Backgammon Blitz this winter on PlayStaion 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. VooFoo Studios are the people behind titles such as Pure Chess and pool simulator Hustle Kings and as such they have strong pedigree of translating classic games into the virtual space.
The former XDev producer comes across as clearly excited for the title, and seems to genuinely be a fan of the timeless game. “Backagammon has been played for centuries by gamers young, old, and ancient. ” said Karp. “It appears to be a simple game about getting your checkers around the board before your opponent, but has immense layers of depth and strategy to it.” he concluded.
Moreover it seems that the developers are just as thrilled about the game as Karp, so much so that they will be offering a trial version of the game up front in order to introduce players to the time tested game. Furthermore If players choose to upgrade to the full-version, along with a an arcade mode titled blitz, they will also receive asynchronous cross-platform play that is described by Karp as so “seamless” and “quick” that it will feel as though the game is being played in real time.