World Cup Carnival
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The explanation which U.S. Gold gave for the World Cup Carnival fiasco (re-releasing the ancient Artic game World Cup Football at twice the price for anybody who can't remember) was that they had commissioned a programmer to write an original game but the game was terrible and they did not have enough time to have a new game written before the World Cup. There must therefore be a completed unreleased version of WCC floating about somewhere.
This appears to be completely made-up - there's nothing to support this in any of the magazine references, and it's not even the excuse they gave to Crash
at the time.
According to "The History of US Gold" by Chris Wilkins:
‘At the time Ocean knew something about football with Jon Ritman’s Matchday, so Woods and Ward said to Geoff, look, football games are really hard, let us do this. We’ll get a World Cup game for you, and we’ll use our Match Day code. Anyway, something happened there and theoretically Ocean were going to go away and develop the game. Three months before the World Cup we were so busy I hadn’t given it much thought. So I asked Geoff if he’d seen anything of the game from Ocean, and he said, no, I’ll call them up. He phoned to learn they’d done nothing on it. So we had this licence, we had the World Cup coming – and we said, sh*t we need a game.’
‘That’s when we went out to every single developer in the UK,’ Geoff takes up the tale. ‘Artic were the only one who came forward and said they could do it in time.’
So, the comment should either be removed, or updated. There really isn't an even worse version of World Cup Carnival out there somewhere.