Sega Working On Next-Gen Console?

dreamcast2According to software review web site Kaldata.net, Sega is working on a next-generation game console to compete with the next offering from Sony and Microsoft.

Sega apparently is in talks with the U.K. company Imagination Technologies to come up with a “very high-tech” new console, even though it denied rumors of a Dreamcast 2 back in 2007. But unlike Sony and the PS3, Sega wants to launch the new machine for under $300, so it’ll be using some cheaper hardware.

Whether Sega can do it isn’t the question: the company was a serious and often groundbreaking contender in the consoles wars in the 1990s, and it probably could be again. What’s frightening is that Sega might actually do it and and could just as easily repeat the mistakes of years gone by.

Remember the Dreamcast? The Sega Saturn? How about the Sega CD? Or the 32X? All those were envelope-pushing Sega developments back in the 90s. Sega repaid its loyal customers by dropping support for each with hardly a game library developed.

We poor suckers who ponied up for a Dreamcast and Internet capability to play Phantasy Star Online were left holding a multi-hundred-dollar bag. There’s a reason Sega only does software now and because of several spectacular console failures.

Then again, this could be the Sega console we’ve been waiting for since the days of the Genesis.

Via kaldata.net.

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12 Comments on Sega Working On Next-Gen Console?

kevcampbell

On July 8, 2010 at 4:53 am

dream come true if true

Adam B.

On July 8, 2010 at 10:20 pm

this is bad news its bad enough we have the wii xbox 360 and the ps3 i don’t think americans need anything else to keep them on the couch and infront of a television. Sega needs to stick to it’s crappy games and leave consoles to those that do them best. hell they should be working on a Sonic that is on the level of sonic for dreamcast people want adventure games that require thought not zombie shooters that take 2 hours and a 2 liter to beat for 60$, we gamers want better games not crappy eye candy and crappy consoles with more crappy games.

sicsoo

On July 14, 2010 at 9:04 pm

people talk ,,they said that sega will make the sega dreamcast on 3d

RODOGG

On October 21, 2010 at 10:03 pm

I really hope SEGA makes a new console. Some people are so shallow minded. They say that there isn’t enough room for another gaming system. Well before they said there wasn’t enough room for three and look at what we have. I think that SEGA could fit right in and take their spot back in the console world. The Dreamcast was an awesome system and failed only because SEGA almost went bankrupt. Now they have built a good sum of money because of arcade games in Japan , which they rule over there. They just have to make a system that has quality(unlike Xbox 360 and I really love playing mine but quality is their downfall). Get third party support and continue making games like the awesome Vanquish!!

Alexander

On March 30, 2011 at 3:08 am

its about time sega spit back in microsoft, nintendo and sonys faces. for all the bull crap in the past, happy news for me and all other sega fans out there. :-)

Richard

On April 5, 2011 at 12:03 pm

@Adam B
You must be joking lmao. Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast was awful, a frigging failed attempt at a tech-demo even. Barely anyone knew where to go or what to do, hence why nobody bought Sonic Adventure 2. Sega may be our last hope of proving a traditional gaming machine can thrive in this day and age.

RC

On April 22, 2011 at 2:40 am

this seems to be a lie. sega is too behind in the race

Peter M.

On September 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Well, We all know Sony and Microsoft are in a huge battle while Nintendo is just sitting in the background waiting for SOMEBODY to make its move… Why not have its old competitor back? Sega took on Nintendo for how many years?

Bob the Goldfish

On October 12, 2011 at 3:39 pm

@Richard Oh. My. God. Are you that much of a pathetic excuse for a human being that you can’t navigate the worlds of Sonic Adventure? If you EVER played an RPG, your eyes would fall right out of their sockets.SA was the first game I ever played, and at 5 years old I had no problem navigating myself. Especially since whenever you’re stuck, Tikal can tell you where to go. And for the record, Sonic Adventure 2 is my favourite game of all time, so cut the s**t-talking.

JImmy

On October 13, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Give me a break. Who the hell would even buy this console? Probably a couple thousand Sega fanboys who have been hiding in their basements. Lol!

yorch

On February 26, 2012 at 1:46 pm

there’s no problem for me, I’m a sega fanboy, I have the 2 models of Sega Master System, 4 models of the Sega Genesis (including the Firecore in the count), 2 Saturn’s ( 1 japanes and 1 north american), 2 dreamcast (1 to play and 1 for back up, if the other dies), a lot of games of each console, Sonic is the best for me than mario, so is one of my dreams have a new sega console, with all my favorite sega franchises (sonic, virtual fighter, Vectorman, Daytona USA, sega Rally, Shinobi, Phantasy Star, Panzer Dragoon, Out Run, Golden Axe, and so on…..) in this console, sega have good franchises to have the console afloat, I really hope one day they release the new console, I buy one or maybe 2, Sega Fanboy forever,

Sajkhan

On September 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm

It’s all a rumor officially rejected by Sega:

http://forums.sega.com/showthread.php?416172-Sega-to-make-a-next-gen-console