The Coleco Chameleon Project Has Been Terminated

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Retro VGS' Chameleon project has been under severe scrutiny over the last few weeks since the Chameleon was demoed at Toy Fair. Fans who watched the demo, which claimed to be showing off Super Nintendo emulation, happened to notice what seemed to be a Super Nintendo Model Two encased in an Atari Jaguar shell. Although RetroVGS had previously announced it would be using surplus Atari Jaguar shells for the system, they definitely made no mention of the SNES internals.

After Toy Fair RetroVGS showed additional pictures of the Chameleon and again fans pointed out that something was askew. This time, it seemed as though the Chameleon contained an older model PCI capture card. Last week, Coleco Holdings, which had lent its name to the console, demanded that RetroVGS produce a working prototype in seven days time due to complaints from the project's backers.

After seven days, it seems RetroVGS did not provide adequate evidence of a working Coleco Chameleon prototype. In response, Coleco Holdings has announced that it is withdrawing its involvement from the project.

Coleco's official announcement was: "Retro VGS 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 them luck in the future."

RetroVGS has deleted its Facebook page, and its website is no longer online. It remains to be seen whether or not the Chameleon will be resurrected in the future, but for now, the project is officially terminated.

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