Leeroy ST Posted August 27, 2021 Author Share Posted August 27, 2021 19 minutes ago, Lostdragon said: Define extended.. The likes of Ocean Software etc made clear they were never going to support the XEGS console.. Bob Gleadow of Atari UK could be seen giving statements like Atari were encouraging software houses to port ST titles to the XE range. The software houses hit back by saying Atari were promoting the ST, so why would they themselves want to support the obsolete Atari systems? The Tramiel offloading of around 100,000 unsold 800 XL's to Dixons and Curry's boosted the UK user base and there were some token full price title support gestures, Gauntlet, Basil The Great Mouse Detective, The Living Daylights, Druid etc but Domark nearly pulled out of publishing Star Wars, after Zeppelin delivered to them the finished conversion. We didn't see Elite because there was no viable commercial A8 market, no way were we going to see conversions like the original Starglider, Carrier Command etc. Titles like: Zoids (Martech) Jackal (Konami) Annouced, advertised, never even started it seems. Imagine didn't even want to do the Green Beret conversion, so passed it onto an external team. Atari had done PR spinning UK performance before, I think you were the one that posted about that. Likely based on what you and muddy said, I assume Atari was trying to make themselves look good (in US) by acting like they were bigger overseas than they were. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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