The "next-generation" follow-up to the Odyssey² was engineered, developed, and heavily promoted, but ultimately was never released in the American market. However, there are a few known prototype consoles out there, and a handful of prototype games as well. The Command Center was developed to play three types of games:
- Standard Odyssey² games
- Enhanced Odyssey² games - These games are identical to their Odyssey² counterparts, except that when played on a Command Center, they would display beautiful ColecoVision-quality backgrounds. These enhanced carts would also function in normal Odyssey² units, only without the special backgrounds. Known prototypes of this game style include the Odyssey3 versions of Attack of the Timelord and Pick Axe Pete.
- Command Center games - All-new games designed to take advantage of the Command Center's advanced capabilities. These games will not function on a standard Odyssey². The only known prototype in this style is Flash Point.
Although the Command Center was cancelled, it actually did make it to the market, in a sense. The technology was re-engineered into the Philips "Plus" console, the Videopac G7400. Also, most Odyssey3-enhanced games appeared on the G7400, sometimes with graphical tweaks. Odyssey3 Killer Bees, for example, has a red stripe pattern in the background, while the G7400 version shows a yellow honeycomb. The Odyssey3 games Baseball and Flash Point were not released in Europe.
|Attack of the Timelord||U.S.A. (Odyssey3)||Philips||PR|
|Freedom Fighters||U.S.A. (Odyssey3)||Philips||PR|
|Killer Bees||U.S.A. (Odyssey3)||Philips||PR|
|Pick Axe Pete||U.S.A. (Odyssey3)||Philips||PR|