As we reported last night, Retro VGS took down both their official Facebook page and website signalling what pretty much means the end of the system itself. Since the company was unable to submit an actual working prototype to Coleco Holdings and have it inspected by independent contractors, Coleco Holdings has had no choice but to remove their name from the project effective immediately. Coleco Holdings released this statement on Facebook…
“Retro has decided that the work that they have created is not sufficient to demonstrate at this time. Consequently, we can no longer proceed with the project and the Chameleon project will be terminated. This separation is amicable. We wish Retro luck in the future.”
It has also circulated that one of the plans for the Chameleon was to have Atari 2600 games on the system. Since then, Atari COO Todd Shallbetter released this statement to Engadget..
“Atari does not have, and never has had an agreement with RetroVGS to release Atari 2600 games on their product.”
It’s easy to say the short lived and controversial legacy of the Retro VGS/Coleco Chameleon has officially come to an end.