Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Sega at E3 2009, no Dreamcast 2!

Sega have recently revealed their E3 2009 line-up, firmly assuring us that there will be no hardware announcements whatsoever. This comes after recent speculation of a Dreamcast revival, sparked by ThinkGeek's Dreamcast sell-out and Sega's major company restructuring.

Here is Sega's (rather boring) confirmed software:
  • Alpha Protocol
  • Bayonetta
  • Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
  • Planet 51
  • The Conduit
  • Vancouver 2010
These details were confirmed on Sega's Twitter page, as was the statement outlining no future hardware plans. Here is what they said:
"We're a 3rd Party publisher now; as much as people would like a Dreamcast 2 we won't be returning to the hardware market."
There are more rumours about Sega's hardware future, stemming from their latest arcade hardware being applicable to home consoles according to the trademark application.

A return to the hardware market is what most Sega fans, including me, desperately want. If there is an announcement, expect it on 09/09/09!

[Source: Sega's Twitter]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Although Sega assured us fans that there would be no more hardware and that they are a 3rd party software development company, Sega have just licensed and authorized the production of their first hardware for about 8 or 9 years. They have officially announced that they will be releasing 2 controllers for console/pc (not sure at the moment). This may strengthen the argument that Sega may be returning as a hardware manufacturer and thus may prove the Dreamcast 2 Rumors to be true. =D