After a December display, and an statement on the ny Toy honest that it would play Atari 2600 video games, it appears that evidently the Coleco Chameleon retro console is dead.
“The update which you have been all anxiously looking forward to: unfashionable VGS [Video Game Systems] has decided that the work that they have got created isn’t enough to illustrate presently,”reads a publish from Coleco on facebook. “consequently, we can no longer continue with the challenge and the Chameleon project might be terminated. This separation is amicable. We desire them success in the future. – We thank the gaming community for his or her persevered guide, input, vigilance and believe.”
The news comes amidst allegations from the ones at the the big apple Toy truthful that each one changed into no longer what it seems, labelling it a “SNES [Super Nintendo Entertainment System] Jr. duct-taped into a Jaguar shell.” This become accompanied up with unfashionable online game systems, the company in the back of the Chameleon posting a deceptive picture of the machine’s internals.
It became then that Coleco decided to look into it and its association with retro video game systems. And it is now not the simplest one. David Giltinan, Editor of the employer’s retro magazine has quit.
“it is no longer a big shocker to admit that the entirety happening with the Coleco Chameleon is a primary cause why I ought to separate myself from the whole thing associated with it,” Giltinan’s submit on LinkedIn reads.
moreover, Todd Shallbetter, COO of Atari informed Engadget that the corporation “does now not have, and never has had an agreement with RetroVGS to launch Atari 2600 video games on their product.”
Which need to make feel due to the fact Mike Kennedy of retro video game structures did affirm to devices 360 around the big apple Toy truthful that the organization turned into nonetheless operating with Atari for its catalogue.
“we’re in negotiation with Atari to bring out a number of their classic Atari 2600 video games onto Chameleon,” wrote Kennedy in an email to us at the time.
in the interim, retro video game gadget’s website appears offline and it has deleted its fb web page.