Big, big Dreamcast fan, me. I had about 70 Dreamcast games, and still have my original launch console – it was a beautiful machine capable of arcade quality graphics and introduced me, via Phantasy Star Online, to spending far too much time online.
So, I welcomed the news that Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure were heading to the PS3 and Xbox 360 with open arms – both are great games and fairly representative of the DC’s early output. But when I heard that “20 more” Dreamcast games were headed our way, well – you can imagine my delight.
Speaking to CVG, Sega has said that it expects to have between 18 and 24 Dreamcast games on the XBLA and PSN by next summer, roughly a year away, which translates approximately to one game every couple of weeks – a steady flow indeed.
“We don’t have any more plans than Dreamcast at the moment,” said Sega West president Mike Hayes when asked about moving backward to the Saturn. “No, we’re focusing on Dreamcast. There’s a significant catalogue there.
“With Dreamcast, we want to refocus people on that particular console. We want to make it more of a campaign… Confusing it by putting other [systems] in, we decided probably wouldn’t be the right thing. And obviously the Dreamcast was huge for the fans.”
I can’t wait to see what’s next.