@Schmudde:As SoulBlazer has said, Atari's P.R department really ran with the updated lists of publishers who'd signed up to produce games for the Jaguar, as it was an easy means to try and convince the market and consumer alike, the Jaguar was a serious machine and had the essential software support etc.
However, as so many UK publishers/developers etc i've had email exchanges with have made clear, whilst there might well of been plans to convert various existing games to the Atari hardware (be it A8/7800/Lynx or Jaguar), as soon as it became clear the hardware was floundering in the market place or (for them) worse still titles they had invested time and money in producing for the Atari, had bombed at retail, all further plans were shelved there and then.
The various Lost Games lists that have cropped up over the years were what got me started, in terms of reaching out to those behind things like Conan, attempt to bring Magic Carpet to Jag CD etc etc...
What has not helped has been the fact the press claims have been taken at times at face value and passed off as fact and then footage taken from W.I.P versions from other formats, like the Saturn or 3DO and plastered up on YouTube as proof Jaguar versions were in development.
Nor has the fact likes of Edge being happy to pass off concept art for a title who's formats had yet to even be decided, as Jaguar CD screens for an Atari paid for advertising supplement, despite knowing damn well screens were just mock-ups and publishers putting out screens of PC version of a planned Jaguar CD game, to be used as a preview by UK press, as these screens just again join the mix of proof game was started on Jaguar....that has cropped up over the years.
In these cases the hardware in question, be it PC, 3DO, Saturn etc had texture-mapping abilites beyond that of the Jaguar, so even if games had started on Jaguar, they'd not of looked as good, so it seemed an odd exercise to partake in....
On behalf of Unseen64, i've reached out to as many publishers/coders/artists etc as i can to try and sort the wheat from the chaff over lost Jaguar game claims and as i said earlier, after you hear that majority of claims held no water, publishers themselves had no idea where mags got the idea from, you stop looking as hard as you once might of.
Edited by Lost Dragon, Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:56 AM.