Well, if you want a job done properly.
I reached out to Aaron via his company website, as like i say, FB is not something i personally use and he was kind enough to reply:
When we were doing the port, our artists (my brother Adam and a chap called Steve Field) came up with a more high resolution set of graphics that enhanced the game on the Jaguar vs the original PC version. (upside of porting to consoles, you’ve got a specific amount of memory and known chipset to work with, so you can optimise and design to use it all
From what I remember, the improved version was passed on for Hookstone (who we were doing the port for) to ok and apparently they liked it, but then we were told we had to stick with the original artwork as the upcoming Playstation port had to look the best of the bunch. I can’t confirm if this came down from Sony or Viacom specifically as I wasn’t in management.
I know someone who *might* be able to confirm either way, but I’m not sure if he would as there may be some lingering NDA/conflict of interest, but I’ll ask and see what he says
Honestly, that's all it took.
A 5 minute email after a few minutes searching.
And there we have it,they wanted to use Higher Resolution Graphics.. that was it...
He doesn't know who made the decision not to use them, Sony or Viacom but is very kindly going to ask on my behalf.
If there's a conspiracy here, please JagChris, explain it to me.
I would very much like to thank Aaron for taking time to respond to my enquiry.