Sega has been absent from the console race ever since it discontinued the Dreamcast in 2001, but a fresh report claims that a brand new Sega system is very possible.
Even though the Dreamcast was not the success fans had hoped, it has retained a positive legacy for its awesome game lineup and spearheading online gaming on consoles (think Phantasy Star Online). The brand has a lot of untapped goodwill.
Project Dream, a group of video game enthusiasts and investors whose sole goal is to help Sega get back into console hardware and revive the Dreamcast, revealed to Twinfinite
that someone has already planned out all the details for a new system. Members Bertie Wiseman and Joanna Freeman stated:
“They have a lot to offer us still. I think it [Project Dream] is about reinventing SEGA. Bringing something back that everyone wants, especially today when it’s cool to be a retro gamer and people also want something new.
“We have a really good hardware guy that likes to remain anonymous. He has a few existing businesses and we have a lot of samples of things if it were to go into production -- what it would be like, what the price range would be for the materials that we want to use, and of course whether we want to use the images that are on the site or have a look at newer designs.”
While I’m sure many of you would be absolutely thrilled for a new console from Sega, the company is not in a healthy financial state and another failed system could put it out of business for good.
The chances of Project Dream realizing their big ‘dream’ (pun intended) anytime soon aren’t great, but we are rooting for them.
Are you one of those praying for a new Sega console?
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