Sega reportedly considering the Dreamcast as its next mini-console

Sega could also be launching a mini model of its 1998 console; the Sega Dreamcast if feedback by Sega Japan artistic producer Yosuke Okunari are something to go by.

Mr Okunari was talking in an interview with Japanese publication Famitsu (noticed by Ryokutya2089 and translated by Siliconera) during which he was speaking about the current launch of the Game Gear Micro earlier this yr, and requested on what mini-consoles the staff would possibly work on next.

He started by stating the staff have been “considering everything that has been imagined by everyone” however went on to say that “It doesn’t mean we can realize all of them. We are also thinking about projects that nobody has imagined.” However, he did add “I feel for the next one, we might go together with an idea near the Mega Drive Mini. If I’ve to say some names, it might be an SG-1000 Mini or a Dreamcast Mini…”

It’s actually no assure, after all, with Okunari reminding us that “The projects are moved by a substantial amount of money, so we’re working first on the one that, realistically speaking, has the highest possibility.” He additionally famous that we could also be ready just a little longer for the next one, as the Game Gear Micro is solely presently bought in Japan, saying: ” I feel like the project scope will be much bigger as we gaze upon the world. So we won’t be able to release it at this time the next year or two years after the Mega Drive Mini. We can’t make it that quickly.” 

The Dreamcast launched again in 1998 in Japan and in 1999 in the West, as nicely as being the console that introduced us Sonic Adventure, Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, Shenmue and lots of different a lot liked video games, it was additionally distinctive for having what was recognized as the Visual Memory Unit or VMU—a form of reminiscence card that included a display and buttons that would play mini-games when used with sure titles. Whether this is able to translate in any respect to a mini-version of the console is, after all, anybody’s guess at this level.

We’ll have to attend and see if something comes of this, however we would actually be up for some basic Crazy Taxi motion.

(through Video Games Chronicle)


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