***Update 1 – 2015-12-23 16:50 CET***

As there have been a lot of buzz about “Project Dream” and the Dreamcast 2 as of lately (I think I set the sea in motion with my article on the matter). I felt like it´s time for me to give you guys and girls some clarification about DC2 and “Project Dream”. First of all, I´m sorry that I wasn´t 100% clear from the very start what “Project Dream” was all about (It was a misunderstanding between me and Patrick Lawsen, something of which I cleared out this morning). Anyhow, I spoke to Patrick Lawsen (his a part of the “Project Dream” team) earlier today (around 2:00 in the morning, Swedish time) about DC2 and “Project Dream”. Long story short, Lawsen clarified everything  about Project Dream for me:

“I just got finished chatting with a Kotaku editor, he’s going to publish an article in 100% proper context on our campaign. To prevent confusion that its DC2.”

“Yes. That is not DC2. This is a campaign for SEGA to return to hardware and eventually MAKE a Dreamcast 2.”

In other words. “Project Dream” is not Dreamcast 2, but a campaign to get SEGA into the game console market again. And “if” everything goes according to plan (that enough people show their support for Project Dream). Then the next step would be to convince SEGA to make the REAL Dreamcast 2. So I´m sorry for the confusion that I caused with my “The Sega Dreamcast 2 project are very much alive, say hello to “Project Dream” article (I hope that you can forgive me for that mistake). And I was also given the update on Ben Plato´s “Sega Dreamcast Limited Edition Console” petition page, in which Ben clarified Project Dream even further:

“23 dic 2015 — Dear all, there has been a few misconceptions following some misleading information regarding the campaign.

Let me make this clear:

1. We are petitioning Sega and want as many signatures as possible.

2. When we hit a satisfied number of signatures, we will put forth a detailed proposal to Sega (Japan) along with plans, desings etc.

3. We have a developer on board willing to build the console providing Sega give the green light.

4. The console is intended to be a Hybrid PC Dreamcast system with updated specs and the ability to redraw games in High Definition.

5. If Sega don’t like our proposal, we are planning to push forth and create a machine capable of doing so, however that will require crowd funding.

6. There are other interested parties and we are in ongoing discussion with them and exploring many avenues.

7. The console is yet be named and is not planned to be called “Ring Edge or Ring Zero”

From the team at Project Dream, we thank you for understanding and urge you to please be patient. We are happy to hear your ideas for a new and improved machine.” – Ben Plato, head of the Project Dream campaign and the author of the “To design and release a Sega Dreamcast Limited Edition Console” petition page

So I´m sorry for any confusion that I may have caused you.
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***Update 1 – 2015-12-21 11:31 CET***

When I woke up this morning, I got blown away by the fact that our Dreamcast 2 article had become a huge hit (it was the first thing that I saw when I checked my phone), and the SEGA community seems to be really excited and thrilled  about “Project Dream” (and so am I). And it´s just about to get even better, because Patrick Lawsen shared quite a lot of information about the “Dream” project with us late last night. So I collected Lawsen´s comments and arranged them in chronological order for you guys down below:

“I’m truly excited about the Crowdfunded prospect for SEGA RingEdge Zero/RingWide Elite. There’s virtually no competition in the PC rig business and most PC gamers are left having to spend heavy budgets on building the perfect rig as Alienware is both expensive and just doesn’t offer Quality for its less expensive rigs. The design and spec build we’ve chosen has Intel Core i5 Haswell, the most popular and strongest quality performing CPU among PC gaming enthusiasts.

“Quality” and “Quality Control” is something missing in-game hardware brands now in days. And is something SEGA had with all of its consoles.

If we can get just a million backers worldwide, our upcoming KS could be funded in record time and with SEGA licensing it could have it out on the market in less than a year!

Genesis Neo/Dreamcast Evolution I’m even MORE hyped for. This is the chance for SEGA to do something really innovative,cutting edge and NEW. This was SEGA back in the day, pioneering and always trying something completely new and original! Ahead of their time!”
“Part of our goal is for SEGA to price either product for an affordable,cheap price. Part of the magic about SEGA is that being primarily and Arcade Amusement company, they have the resources and ability to sell a Home Consumer Product at far better price points than Sony,Nintendo and Microsoft because they never built consoles from scratch and instead use Arcade Machine parts and accessories.

All SEGA consoles were/are based off Arcade hardware and all except Dreamcast were sold at profit including Sega Saturn. The reason why DC was sold at a loss was because it was priced $50 too cheap. Its original price was supposed to be $250(because its BOM price was $175) and SEGA did not have enough supply for its NAOMI Arcade counterpart for mass production due to the fact that its SH-4 Katana motherboard was mainly used in Hybrid Cars.

SEGA can also do what not even PlayStation can: They have the technology to sell developers SDKs at cheaper prices and can cut budget and development costs on console games.”

“Miku,Yakuza,Aliens,Hero Bank,Samurai and Dragons,Crazy Taxi,Ecco The Dolphin,Virtua Cop,Virtua Fighter,Border Break,Bayonetta,Shinobi,Total War, Company of Heroes,Phantasy Star,Skies of Arcadia,End of Eternity,Sands of Destruction,Valkyria,Shining Force,Billy Hatcher,Nights,Panzer Dragoon,Fighting Vipers,NY Gunblade,L.A. Machineguns,Operation GHOSTS,Dream Raiders,Let’s Go Island, SEGA Bass,SEGA Rally,Daytona USA,Under Night in Birth,Demon Tribe, Shenmue, Code of Joker. SEGA has far more viable and superior 1st party IPs then Sony that would be able to sell at a more diverse base of consumers: Particularly Casuals,PC games and Veteran gamers. People who don’t own PS4 or care for it.”

“Sega’s current Arcade boards are RINGEDGE 2 and Nu from 2012-2013. SEGA should be unveiling some new Arcade hardware at AOU in February. We have SOJ interns involved. They will present the ideas to SEGA of Japan next Quarter. SEGA will revive its old IPs.”

“Yuji Naka himself just accepted FB request. We have asked Joanne to translate in Japanese for us. If Naka gets involved, it’s going to make headlines and catch SEGA Holdings attention.” – Patrick Lawsen

In other words, it seems like the “Dream Project” is taking off big time, and “if” Yuji Naka (game designer, producer, programmer and the former head of Sonic Team) gets involved in the project. Then this is going to be on the headlines all over the world for sure. Sure, I know that one shouldn´t day dream too much (or get to hyped up). Nevertheless, just the thought of a new SEGA console makes my heart speed like crazy. So I´m going to watch the “Dream Project” like a hungry vulture from now on.

Credit:
Patrick Lawsen

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Way back in July this year, I wrote a post about the SEGA Dreamcast 2 petition page (which over +22,000 people have signed so far). Well, guess what? Late last night we were contacted by Patrick Lawson‎ (Lawson‎ a part of the new SEGA Dreamcast 2 super group, which consists of an indie OEM Silicon designer, the founder of the Shenmue 500K group, the SEGA fan behind the Dreamcast 2 petition and some SEGA of Japan interns), and he shared with us some really great news about the Dreamcast 2 project (the project is called “Project Dream”) and SEGA with us:

“Greetings! I am part of a NEW Coalition formed by the founder of the Shenmue 500K group, an indie OEM silicon designer, the Australian SEGA fan behind the Dreamcast 2/DC HD petition, and SEGA of Japan interns. I just read your July 1st Article and am happy to share with you great news regarding SEGA Holdings,Co,Ltd in Japan.SEGA does have the finances and the resources to release another home consumer product. ($11.6 billion in cash flow). They are also forming a NEW division called SEGA Interactive,Co,Ltd that will handle hardware R&D,Marketing and Sales and are also forming a NEW global Amusement and Theme Park label called SEGA Live Creation,Inc.

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But they NEED their fanbase to come back. They need their REAL fans(Not Sonic fans and software only fans) to form circles globally and take action submitting ideas for what they’d like to see. “Project Dream”‘s goal is to gather and rebuild SEGA’s old 90s brand. Ben Plato’s petition has gained significant momentum, and once they reach 25,000 sigs, we shall move forward with TWO NEW proposals for SEGA. One of them we’ll have crowdfuded, because it’ll involve SEGA becoming the first Japanese company to manufacture and license a PC gaming rig for a CHEAPER price than Dell! Spread the word. Get the sigs, get the fans, we’re going to regroup the old Army and get SEGA back in the hardware business!” Patrick Lawson‎, member of the Project Dream team

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The dream is coming! And in about 10 days from now, we will know more about “Project Dream”.

That´s great news for everyone who´s a fan of SEGA and Dreamcast for sure, and Lawson‎ also shared some really interesting links with me (us) as well (you will find the links down below). Besides that, I was also told that within 10 days from now something awesome will happen on the Project Dream homepage (there is a count down watch on the front page right now). So don´t forget to sign up for the newsletter, because then you will be informed about the grand opening of the Project Dream homepage. In other words, keep your eyes and ears open for that very first newsletter!

Source:

Project Dream
The SEGA Dreamcast 2 petition
Helping Project Dream

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  • Philip Weigel

    If it’s affordable, sure, I wouldn’t mind.

    • Word on that, and who knows? “If” everything goes well. Then SEGA might actually start to mass produce the console as well =)

      • Patrick Lawson

        I’m truly excited about the Crowdfunded prospect for SEGA RingEdge Zero/RingWide Elite. There’s virtually no competition in the PC rig business and most PC gamers are left having to spend heavy budgets on building the perfect rig as Alienware is both expensive and just doesn’t offer Quality for its less expensive rigs. The design and spec build we’ve chosen has Intel Core i5 Haswell, the most popular and strongest quality performing CPU among PC gaming enthusiasts.

        “Quality” and “Quality Control” is something missing in game hardware brands now in days. And is something SEGA had with all of its consoles.

        If we can get just a million backers worldwide, our upcoming KS could be funded in record time and with SEGA licensing it could have it out on the market in less than a year!

        Genesis Neo/Dreamcast Evolution I’m even MORE hyped for. This is the chance for SEGA to do something really innovative,cutting edge and NEW. This was SEGA back in the day, pioneering and always trying something completely new and original! Ahead of their time!

        http://segareniassance.blogspot.com/2015/12/project-dream-a.html

        • hihowareyou232 .

          Sega…Original, that’s funny. My biggest memory of Sega was how everything they did seemed like a petty rip off of Nintendo. Sonic was essentially a faster and more broken Mario…Didn’t Sega develop a Zelda clone as well? I did like the Dreamcast when it first came out…That was ahead of it’s time, everything else Sega did came off as a rip off of Nintendo

          • Patrick Lawson

            I think your trolling. Sega Channel was not a rip-off of Nintendo. Neither was Streets of Rage,Golden Axe,After Burner,Toejam and Earl, The Mega Drive Modem,Mega CD, Neither was Virtua Fighter and Neither was Daytona USA.

            Also, the Saturn introduced the back up cartridge. Saturn came out in 1994, N64 in 1996.

          • hihowareyou232 .

            Satelleview with the SNES was almost the exact same thing as the Sega Channel from my understanding. I’m not trolling, just expressing my opinion…I don’t think Sega could take out Nintendo or Sony if it failed to do so already. I like Sega, the Dreamcast is one of the most underrated consoles (kinda like Wii U in all honesty). I just can’t see Sega getting back into the console business…It would be interesting to see who would buy it. I think only Sega faithfuls would, but only time would tell if this was a real thing

          • Michael John Moye

            as far as i know from what i’ve read, wasn’t the satellaview only available in japan because nintendo had made a deal with St.Giga to broadcast games and various other media?

          • hihowareyou232 .

            That’s correct, I replied twice saying I was wrong about the two services being the same…That had similarities at their core, but as a whole they were completely different services

          • hihowareyou232 .

            I stand corrected about Satelleview and Sega Channel…Both were some of the first to use internet to an extent (Nintendo’s service being a little different do to it using a satellite as well). But they offered completely different services and did differ quite a bit (I just looked up the difference between the two to make sure I was correct about what I said…My bad :p)

          • hihowareyou232 .

            Funny you should mention Golden Axe as well…That was the Zelda rip off I was speaking of. Here was the first description of the game I could find on Google under the search, what games did Sega rip off from Nintendo

            “GOLDEN AXE WARRIOR (1991)
            Golden Axe was a successful franchise of classic side-scrolling beat ‘em up games. For some reason, the developers decided to make a spin-off called Golden Axe Warrior that looked and played nothing like any of the other Golden Axe games. Instead, it was a top down adventure title where the player navigates a large, open map and travels to different dungeons to retrieve a bunch of crystals. It was pretty much just The Legend of Zelda, except with Golden Axe characters instead of Zelda characters. Considering the fact that Golden Axe was a Sega title, and Zelda was a Nintendo franchise, it all starts to make sense. If Sega couldn’t get the real Zelda on their system, they seemed okay with just using a cheap knock off.”

            Vectorman could be considered a rip off of Metroid and Mega Man, Phantasy Star is a rip off of Final Fantasy, etc. My point is, because Sega couldn’t bag any third parties around the time of NES and SNES, they ripped off not only Nintendo, but Square, Capcom, etc. Sega wasn’t original when it came to game development

          • fireheartis1

            What the heck are you talking about? The fist Sonic the Hedgehog games are not cloned of Mario games. They are Sega’s take on the Platforming genera. Also platforming didn’t start with Mario it started with the Pitfall. The Mario games only perfected it even further.

          • hihowareyou232 .

            Sega has even said Sonic was supposed to be a faster, more edgy version of Mario…He was created to combat Mario, by being Segas’ answer to Mario. Now, before you get your panties in a bunch over one comment…You may wanna scroll down to see what else I had to say about Sega.

    • Patrick Lawson

      Part of our goal is for SEGA to price either product for an affordable,cheap price. Part of the magic about SEGA is that being primarily and Arcade Amusement company, they have the resources and ability to sell a Home Consumer Product at far better price points than Sony,Nintendo and Microsoft because they never built consoles from scratch and instead use Arcade Machine parts and accessories.

      All SEGA consoles were/are based off Arcade hardware and all except Dreamcast were sold at profit including Sega Saturn. The reason why DC was sold at a loss was because it was priced $50 too cheap. Its original price was supposed to be $250(because its BOM price was $175) and SEGA did not have enough supply for its NAOMI Arcade counterpart for mass production due to the fact that its SH-4 Katana motherboard was mainly used in Hybrid Cars.

      SEGA can also do what not even PlayStation can: They have the technology to sell developers SDKs at cheaper prices and can cut budget and development costs on console games.

      • KashIsKlay

        So what is the name of the current arcade board? And who from the original sega company is involved? How will you gain access to ip’s?

        • Patrick Lawson

          Sega’s current Arcade boards are RINGEDGE 2 and Nu from 2012-2013. SEGA should be unveiling some new Arcade hardware at AOU in February.

          We have SOJ interns involved. They will present the ideas to SEGA of Japan next Quarter.

          SEGA will revive its old IPs.

          • Don’t_be_fooled

            Thank god the interns are involved. I was so worried it was going to be supported by the actual company, but having a few unpaid people in the lowest roles in a company with no contacts, no ability to make changes – yea, that’s just what an official campaign needs. Interns.

            Dude. Your are a liar today. In 7 days when a kickstarter opens, you’ll graduate to a thief. I hope you fall so hard, I’m looking forward to it.

            Interns people, interns. Wake up.

      • Philip Weigel

        The saturn, heh, wish I had that when I was growing up, so many good games I couldn’t play. At least I snagged the Magic Knight Rayearth game for the Saturn. (Yumi artwork, wanted Hikaru, but ah well)

      • Philip Weigel

        But, on a more serious note, what would a new SEGA console bring to the market? It would need 1st party games beyond just Sonic at this point. One thing I like about Sony is that they have so many 1st party and exclusive 3rd party IPs that, even though both Nintendo and Microsoft’s 1st party exclusives sell a lot more, there’s more options with Sony’s.

        I’m worried that if SEGA did bring a new console to the market that there wouldn’t be enough 1st and 3rd party exclusives to justify it. 🙁

        • Luis

          Actually, SEGA have more games than Sonic, but people doesn’t remember that are from SEGA.
          The most relevant: Total War, Alien, Bayonetta, Shin Megami Tensei(including Persona), and Yakuza.

          • hihowareyou232 .

            Bayonetta is a Nintendo property at the moment due to Nintendo funding Bayonetta 2

          • Luis

            I also thought that, but then I noticed that after the release of Bayoneta 2 on Wii U, SEGA uploaded to the PlayStation Store the digital version of the first Bayonetta, and if Nintendo was the owner of Bayonetta, SEGA wouldn’t be able to upload the game.
            Also, according to Wikipedia:
            “developed by PlatinumGames and published by Nintendo for theWii U, with franchise owners Sega serving as advisor”

            Looks like Nintendo only own Bayonetta 2 but SEGA has the rights over the franchise.

          • hihowareyou232 .

            I read an article from Platinum saying that Nintendo was the primary holder of the Bayo series now…I could be wrong, but I remember reading on I think IGN about it

          • Patrick Lawson

            Bayonetta is a SEGA owned IP.

          • Nowhere Man

            No, Bayonetta is, and always has been, a Sega IP. Nintendo merely published Bayonetta 2.

        • Patrick Lawson

          Miku,Yakuza,Aliens,Hero Bank,Samurai and Dragons,Crazy Taxi,Ecco The Dolphin,Virtua Cop,Virtua Fighter,Border Break,Bayonetta,Shinobi,Total War, Company of Heroes,Phantasy Star,Skies of Arcadia,End of Eternity,Sands of Destruction,Valkyria,Shining Force,Billy Hatcher,Nights,Panzer Dragoon,Fighting Vipers,NY Gunblade,L.A. Machineguns,Operation GHOSTS,Dream Raiders,Let’s Go Island, SEGA Bass,SEGA Rally,Daytona USA,Under Night in Birth,Demon Tribe, Shenmue, Code of Joker.

          SEGA has far more viable and superior 1st party IPs then Sony that would be able to sell at a more diverse base of consumers: Particularly Casuals,PC games and Veteran gamers. People who don’t own PS4 or care for it.

          • Philip Weigel

            Huh, that IS a pretty good line-up too. Doesn’t Nintendo own the rights to Bayonetta tho?

            But, yeah, if SEGA can get a few of those out at launch with the system (and be pretty good), I’d be down for buying it. More games and options don’t hurt, so long as it has quality.

          • Patrick Lawson

            Nintendo owns Bayonetta 2’s IP.

          • Nowhere Man

            Bayonetta 2 is a game from the Bayonetta IP. There is no “Bayonetta 2” IP. Sega owns the Bayonetta franchise, and if they so choose, they could find developers and publishers to create and publish Bayonetta 2 for a Microsoft or Sony console. Now, if they want to port the Wii U version, they would need to pay and get permission from Nintendo as they own publishing rights.

          • hihowareyou232 .

            Bayonetta is a Nintendo property ATM due to Nintendo funding Bayonetta 2 and Shenmue 3 is literally funded by Sony…You really think Shenmue 3 would come to a console that’s essentially a fan concept? Come on now

          • Michael John Moye

            no actually, Shenmue 3 was entirely fan funded through kickstarter and paypal, sony was only doing the marketing, and sony has no control over a Sega IP

          • That´s what I thought as well. And it´s 100% correct as far as I know.

          • hihowareyou232 .

            http://m.ign.com/articles/2015/06/17/e3-2015-sony-is-funding-shenmue-3-development

            According to what I read, Sony is helping with funding and development. I’m not the biggest Sony fan, but I can’t see Sega making a miraculous comeback and taking out both Nintendo and Sony. Nintendos’ IP is too strong and Sony is selling buttloads of PS4s…This article confused me a little bit as well, was this pitched to Sega? Or was this a patent by Sega?

          • Michael John Moye

            this is one of the comments from that very article:

            Yu Suzuki is looking for $10 Million for a truly open world game according to his Q&A on reddit, sony is helping but they are not funding the whole proejct which is what people were lead to believe with misinformation on the internet, see this article below about what suzuki wants

            http://www.thinking1440.com/featured/yu-suzuki-10-million-needed-for-shenmue-3-to-truly-have-the-features-of-an-open-world/

          • hihowareyou232 .

            I never said they were funding the entire project, only they were assisting with funding for the project and helping with development. As somebody who isn’t much of a Sony fan and would love to see Sega come out of no where and mop the floor with them, I couldn’t see it happening. Sega would have a hard time getting market share back from Nintendo in Japan and then have to combat Sony and MS in the west. I read an article a while back saying Sega wanted to focus on mobile titles, arcades (in Japan) and computer games. I truly believe Sega is sick of the fickle console business. I can’t see Sega wanting to try again with another home console (it would be pretty cool though, I loved my Dreamcast…I played that and my GameCube the most when I was younger)

          • Michael John Moye

            i can understand how you feel with this, given Sega’s current track record of not being very fan friendly and Sega even admitting this

          • hihowareyou232 .

            I would love nothing more then for Sega to come back…I think a good medium for them would be to partner up with Nintendo in making a new console. Sega has a better track record when it comes to hardware specs then Nintendo but Nintendo has the IPs to pull people in and get people interested in the hardware. I always wondered why Nintendo didn’t try to out right buy Sega as a second party developer. Speaking on Sonic and just Sonic (not Sega’s other franchises) I believe Nintendo could get Sonic back on the right track. If there’s one thing Nintendo knows, it’s game development and how to use IPs properly (unless it’s Mario or Pokemon…Those are whored our cash cows. But, even main series Mario and Pokemon games are REALLY good still). One can dream though I suppose :p

          • Michael John Moye

            this patrick lawsen character is no longer a part of the project dream team, robin said this is a more proper interview to read: http://thegg.net/interviews/q-and-a-interview-with-bertie-wiseman-and-ben-plato-about-project-dream/

          • hihowareyou232 .

            Hmmmmm, this sounds more reasonable…It seems like this Lawson guy was just spewing nonsense. I support these guys, but I feel Sega’s best bet would be to partner up with someone like Nintendo and help develop consoles that way. Sega, when developing for their own hardware, had games just as polished as Nintendo…If Sega helped Nintendo make a new console and assured in game development, that console could be a dream come true. Isn’t speculation fun? :p

          • It´s because Lawson is full of bs, so his no longer, a part of the Project Dream team. And they will only publish updates on the project via official channels. So if a “certain” person starts to run his mouth again, people will know for sure that his full of bs. Nevertheless, there is one good thing about all of this. And that´s the fact that SEGA now follows us on Twitter. And it seems like their somewhat curious about the Dream Project at least.

          • Michael John Moye

            The ultimate dream team would be Nintendo, Sega, and Rare Ltd., that would be almost as awesome as what Sony and Nintendo had right before the snes was released, then we wouldn’t have gotten those bad zelda and mario games on the CDi

          • hihowareyou232 .

            Nintendo, Sega, Rare and Square would be my ultimate team…I’d never buy another console of those four teamed up. Zelda, Mario, Metroid, Smash, Skies of Arcadia, Power Stone, Bayonetta, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, etc. all one one console…Why hasn’t this happened? :p

          • Nowhere Man

            Not entirely. They’re getting third party funding (a lot of crowdfunded games do), but yes, Sony’s not funding the game at all.

          • MariusXIII

            You are overvaluing the shit out of that lineup, guy. Nothing about that list is “more viable and superior 1st party IPs” and I’m not even a Sony fanboy, although I do own all three consoles and a very nice rig, I just don’t see how that list is supposed to impose a threat on the competition, at all.

          • Patrick Lawson

            Japanese IPs, YOU don’t get to play.

        • Nothing is really 3rd party exclusive anymore. Only timed exclusive.

    • YOUDIEMOFO

      “Damn right!!!”

  • Sephiroth399

    yeah i’d go for it, but that D-pad needs to be changed lol.

  • TheModerateUser

    We need some competition!

  • Marc

    Dreamcast 2 you say?

    • Brian

      Gee, haven’t seen this meme a MILLON time before….

      • Kyran

        Do you not understand the fundamental point of a meme?

        • Brian

          Some are far more overused than others, to the point where they get stale and unfunny. Just because a meme is made to be used multiple times doesn’t mean we have to see it on every single comment page.

          • Marc

            You must be fun at parties. Go back under your bridge.

          • Brian

            Actually, I’ve been told I’m one of the main draws at a party due to my humor. That’s probably why I get invited to every party under the sun. Good observation. 🙂

  • Captain Clutch

    I pray that Sega doesnt make another console. I’d hate to have another one just for persona

  • Trim Dose

    PS4 is an awesome capable console system displaying full HD gaming from almost all genre but still is lacking a bit in the CPU cores speeds and thats about it the issue, right now I think is very possible to integrate a more powerful CPU to a new console without going too expensive for the consumers, add this and also add GDDR5 Memory to it, and Sega you will make wonders with if a new Sega console if occurs.

  • Jay Pena

    I hope SEGA does come back, and replaces the crappy Xbox 1, Wha a mistake tha was, I am old school SEGA. I do have one suggestion, do not plz don’t copy what Microsoft did to there Xbox one,(online only, can’t share game with friends. Make a system for everyone just like in past, let’s just play……

    • Patrick Lawson

      Yuji Naka himself just accepted FB request. We have asked Joanne to translate in Japanese for us. If Naka gets involved, its going to make headlines and catch SEGA Holdings attention.

    • DLConspiracy//

      ” , do not plz don’t copy what Microsoft did to there Xbox one,(online only, can’t share game with friends.”

      Just making sure you know that xbox never ended up doing those things. I know there are a lot of people that still think you can’t share games and it’s online only still. That got scrapped.

  • D. Collins

    INSPIRED TO START COLLECTING FOR DREAMCAST AGAIN!!!!?

  • Jason Link

    Would love to see a new Sega system come out! I still have three Sega Genesis systems,two Saturn’s, and two Dreamcast systems! My twelve year old son loves all of those consoles and the games on them. We still need a Master System. And would no question buy at least one Dreamcast 2. But likely two of them. Sega has a big fan base. And if classics like Altered Beast,Golden Axe,Revenge Of Shinobi,Streets Of Rage,Kid Chameleon,Virtual Cop,Sega Rally,Eternal Champions,Panzer Dragoon,BUG!,Knights,Comic Zone, Crazy Taxi,Dynamite Cop,Fighting Vipers,Virtual Fighter,ect…..came back with new games. I’m sure many people would be on board for that! I’d love to see Sega maybe even bring back Zombies Ate My Neighbors,Earthworm Jim,ect…back. I know those weren’t Sega 1at party games. But I bet they could do it! A new Road Rash,Lethal Enforcers maybe…Here is an idea I have been thinking would be awesome for a gaming console to have. A 3-5 disc changer. Sure, we’re in a time where people can and do get digital games. However, a ton of people prefer physical copies over digital (myself included)! Having a system that would have a disc changer would rock! Being able to put a few physical discs in at a time to choose from would be nice. An old school idea for CD players. But would be new for gaming!

  • babaman

    Fake, the SEGA logo looks poorly cropped and the background looks like something a child would use for his channel trailer.

    • babaman

      Also i found something similar in a master of luck/xboxaddictions video.

  • Hinz

    I don’t expect a console with new IPs, but a console with Sega Chihiro and Naomi board to play exclusive arcade games, aka: Wangan Midnight MT 2. I really want play this in my life.

  • Lara Croft

    People once thought FFVII would never get remaked, or Shenmue 3 would never come out. So “certain” things are possible. But I really don’t see SEGA making a traditional console. Maybe a legacy console that plays and downloads previous SEGA titles from past consoles. But they would have to pay a lot from anything not made by SEGA. But hey stranger things have happened.

    • Patrick Lawson

      Prospect #1 is in the process of coming off the drawing board. We just got a contact from a HK private investor who’s interested in giving out or indie OEM a loan, which would lower the Stretch Goal for funding.

  • Gamist

    I will buy if they remastered and remake all their games.

    • Brian

      All of them? You’re asking for way too much, lol.

  • jforrest1980

    Would the console have compatibility with genesis, master system, sega cd, Saturn etc… or at the very least, some sort of expansion port to add attachments for older consoles?

  • Erik Larsen

    this isnt coming people i know its a lie

    • Yeah, you got some inside info that we don´t? Then please share it.

      • Erik Larsen

        haha very funny dumbass i know if sega makes a dumbass console again theyll go bankrupt again

        • For being a dumb ass, I´m really smart 😉 Did you even read the article sunshine? (or what Patrick Lawson said). The console won´t be mass produced. It’s a limited pre-order deal. In other words, they won´t have to take any financial risks. And SEGA will only have to produce as many consoles as the market demands (“pre-orders” as in “pre-paid”).

          • Patrick Lawson

            Correct. RE0 will be crowdfunded and not mass produced unless there’s demand for it.

  • Rawr-er-fon

    The shape of the controller… the feel of the buttons… the sound each made..

    unfortunately i never had a dreamcast, but i did play one, and loved all 2 hours of it lol. But i did have a master system, and a megadrive. and i loved them, i played them to death and beyond.

    SEGA has been sort of struggling lately, and despite some fairly good sonic games, and i do stress fairly. I got enjoyment from sonic 06, which most people hate with a passion. for me personally, i found myself thinking.. i cant really fualt them? but i only really enjoyed the sonic sections thanks to my love for adventure 2 battle.

    when sega recently said they may be announcing something big, and acknowledged that they had basically been letting down fans for 10 years. my hopes fluttered, my ears twitched, and i waited in anticipation. Im still waiting. eagerly. hoping. hoping for the revival of one of the true gaming giants in history.

    As much as i love my ps4, if the sega of the past. was playing with today’s tech.

    my mention of the ps4 would go like this

    “playstation what now?”

    it used to be sega vs nintendo. Nintendo has basically lost their rival, and their way while they are at it. But they are still a giant by no small means, the handheld giant, but still significant enough to be a powerful played in the market with their 3rd console’s appearing each generation.

    Dreamcast 2…

    if this happens, if this works the way i want it to. if we see the talent and care of the original sonics and sega games, applied to modern day variations. 2d, 3d, everyD. (no homo)

    Just imagine for a second what we would have…

    imagine super sonic, in absolute, full control. blasting his way against an oponent who can actually match him for a change while he is in that state. a final battle that shakes the entire world with intense power play.

    i know i might be a bit sonic focused with my examples, but there is another game. Another game that makes me still love sega, even today.

    Phantasy star online. The original game was on the dreamcast. the second is basically translated by a seriously awesome community of modders (dont hate on them, they are nonprofit and are simply expanding the audiance, aswell as acting as a middleman so that sega can earn more money.)

    its really really really cool, I loved the first one so much, that i would spend months searching for it in shops after trading it witout realizing how rare it is in england. we only have an outdated version of episode 1 and 2! (3 doesnt count)

    I finally got to play blueburst and it was epic, but pso2 blew my mind.

    And that, still doesnt have the full quality of the old company.

    Is dreamcast 2 the potential rise of the pheonix, the return of the true sega?

    As idealogical and philosophical as i make all this sound.

    I FREAKING WANT IT

    GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMMIE!!!!

    • Patrick Lawson

      We’re working earnestly to make it happen. We certainly would LOVE to see PSO2 localized exclusively on PC.

      Your correct, Nintendo lost their way when SEGA left the hardware business. Without Sega there was no longer a competitor on their level. Sony and MS were simply much larger corporations that Nintendo just did have the resources to keep up with.

      • Rawr-er-fon

        I know its such a shame that nintendo just kind of got shunned aside to mr and misses money bags. But im tired of just see’ing franchises getting large amounts of money thrown at them to simply rake in 10x more.

        I want to see the passion and creativity return as the primary reason games are successful. Unfortunately that isnt just the developers task, but the gamers too.

        the addiction factor is powerful, thats why call of duty is such a gargantuan giant. despite recycling the same concept over and over. There are a ton of things i dislike about it, but simply because of how addicting it it to rack up kills per life, it’s still alive today. The game requires little to no effort and resources to create, and is sold for a seriously high price despite that.

        I’d much rather spend that same amount of money on a game i can truly sink my teeth into, diving hours, years of my time into the game. Like we used to be able to on the games of old =p

        This project dream website thats shown up has me seriously curious if it’s connected to this little project here =p

        And if we see sega’s dreamcast 2 release close to the same time as nintendo’s NX.

        the market will be free and clear, and it’ll suddenly dish out a ton of reality slaps to countless companies.

        EA. Ubisoft. Im looking at you!!!!

        =p they seriously need it.

  • Rei Camões

    I WANT IS JET SET RADIO FUTURE ON STEAM, Like i give a dam F… to Dreamcast 2.
    Fans are always just Shenmue Fanboys crap.

    • Then why do you comment on an article about DC2? The hell are you talking about? Most SEGA fans like more games than “just” Shenmue.

      • Rei Camões

        Really? SEGA does make anything. Why they don´t listen to the fans? Because they don´t care! Shemue as been released without SEGA! They don´t care about Dreamcast 2 console! They are just concentrated on mobile phones and PC!

        • Patrick Lawson

          Which fans? The Sonic fans? The “Sega Software-only we hate Sega hardware fans” or the REAL,TRUE fans who want Sega to grow and succeed as a company.

          • Rei Camões

            All fans in general from Shenmue, Jet Set Radio, Skies of Arcadia, Otogi, Segagaga and many more.

          • Patrick Lawson

            The base is fractured. The company is not growing. SEGA will listen to its “Fans” when its fans start supporting SEGA and stop with “Sega can’t make hardware” nonsense.

          • Rei Camões

            Porting a few stupid games? Hahaha. Sega can make hardware only for Sonic crap. That is simple to them right? Bunch of idiots they are. Soon or later i wanna see sega crying about bad is the sales on pc. At last
            Valkyria Chronicles was selled as hell!

          • Rei Camões

            Blit Software already asks to the fans not stop asking for this games, because they can port this games easily and sega still sitting on is desk doing anything.

      • Patrick Lawson

        Rei probably doesn’t know that.

        • For sure, and Erik Larsen just stated the following “this isnt coming people i know its a lie”. So I guess he knows something about “Project Dream” which I (We) don´t?

  • Matthew Smithson

    Dreamcast > PS4, XBONE, PC, iPhone(AKA Modern Cable Box), Jailbroken Firestick (Illegal btw, dont even try me)

  • Michael John Moye

    this is blowing up so much that i’m getting a 503 error

    • The site (and this post) works in Sweden and most parts of EU, the UK and the US. Where you´re from? That´s true though, we are getting a lot of heavy traffic at the moment (we do a third server upgrade very soon).

      • Michael John Moye

        i did manage to reach the project dream site after a few minutes, this site wasn’t an issue to join

        • Ah, they must be really overloaded due to the massive public interest. I wonder if the Swedish Gaming press will contact me/us soon? xD

  • badboykilla187

    Sega already has a loyal pc following with franchises like football manager , total war and company of heros so this could, if sega play their cards right they can get back into the console market and do well

  • badboykilla187

    if sega does make a new dreamcast they should port over some of the model 3 and naomi arcade games that never got console version like scud race and daytona 2 and finally release geist force and propeller arena and while they’re at it buy some of the great but underused franchises from other companies like crash bandicoot and baten kaitos I would say spyro the dragon but activision technically uses that shame piece of shit they just bastardized it into skylanders

  • MaximumRD

    Please stop spreading misinformation and lies , Project Dream is nothing more than that, a DREAM, has nothing to do with SEGA at all lol. It is merely the unleashed wishes of radical Sega fanboys with no substance behind it. HERE is an awesome article http://segabits.com/blog/2015/12/22/opinion-so-about-project-dream-and-their-dreamcast-2-plans-calm-down-its-not-official-or-sane/

    • I presented the information which Patrick Lawsen gave to me (no more, no less), and shared my thoughts on it. However, I did read SEGAbits article. So Lawsen should respond to that one. As they listed quite a few good and valid points.

      • Patrick Lawson

        Sega Bits is extremely cynical. I wouldn’t take them for face value.

        None of this is misinformation and lies. Anti-hardware Sega fans(rather Anti-Sega fans) are trying to stop us with Salt.

        They will NOT stop us. The Remnant of SEGA’s old brand is reforming.

        • guitarfan29

          I dunno, they seem to make some salient points. Personally, If I can’t play official physical media games, new and old, I have no interest. I hate pure digital download gaming on any platform, I like to own my content. I hate steam to death. I would only be interested if new physical games were produced.

          • I´m with you on this one, I would like to have physical games as well. Can´t the console have both?

        • TCCORnet

          Who is “Evening Star” / Lao Dara? This is the name listed as the registrant for the projectdream.co domain and that person seems to have registered other console related domains in the past as well. And how are SoJ interns getting around the fact that they, by law, can not do anything that would make the company money? Why is Sega telling you all this information rather than through normal means? If Sega “NEEDS” their fans to come back, why aren’t they saying anything about it? Where is the proof of all these things you are saying? An accepted friend request means nothing.

        • Don’t_be_fooled

          Don’t be fooled. Patrick has been doing this pitch for over 10 years now. He’s delusional, a pathological liar that wants your attention. He craves it, he literally has nothing else but your dreamcast tears to feed on.

          For a while he was Zach Morris, then MrSEGA, then Ringede2010, then Ringedge2012. Remember SEGA Orbi? He said it was a fabulous new console, because he had insider connections, patents. Tons of info. Orbi wasn’t a DC2 btw, he disappeared for a bit.

          He’s been banned from every SEGA site out there. He’s been run out of every hardcore old school gaming forum out there. Don’t be fooled.

          Consider that every DC 2 rumor you’ve read in recent years is this guy. He deserves a pretty swift kick in the face from SEGA fans who have been fooled throughout the years. Everyone, show him how much you appreciate him!

          • So all of this is a lie as well? http://thegg.net/interviews/q-and-a-interview-with-patrick-lawsen-about-project-dream-the-road-to-dreamcast-2/ What about the other people in the Project Dream team then? If you´re telling the truth, then I´ve been lied to all along.

          • Don’t_be_fooled

            yea, I wouldn’t take everything at face value. I would question the source and challenge it. Do some research, look around.

            “SEGA hasn’t commented publicly” is kind of a shitty response to the ‘is this a scam’ question. SEGA is an international company that’s been around longer than this kid has been alive. Is SEGA responsible for proving legitimacy or is Patrick?

            “SEGA followed me on Twitter.” SEGA follows 200k people. Does that legitimize every 200k person and their hopes and Kickstarter dreams? Give me a break.

            You’ve been lied to, but I bet the lies brought you some amazing traffic!

          • Of course, but I honestly didn´t believe that someone could lie something like this up. True, SEGA of course. So I´m going to check with them (they actually follow us on Twitter now). If that´s so, can´t SEGA sue him? Yes, it has. That was not wait I aimed for though, as I thought that Project Dream was something that could (“maybe”) bring Dreamcast 2 to life.

            Nevertheless, if all of this is a big lie, then what about the other people in the Project Dream team? Have they been lied to as well? Or does the team just consist of made-up characters that don’t even exist? Because I only know of Ben Plato (the creator of the Dreamcast 2 petition page). More so, then Lawson has gone to other news sites and told them the same lie that he told me in that case…

          • Don’t_be_fooled

            I don’t really see why SEGA would need to do anything but watch this fizzle like all the other scams this kid has been running. Why are you asking me about all this stuff? Don’t you have access to Patrick to run a full interview?

            Even if you say sure, this kid could be legit, benefit of the doubt, all that good vibes shit – who the fuck is this guy and how the fuck is he going to pull it off? What’s his background? How many working devices has he or anyone on his team actually produced? What good are specs if you can’t actually do anything with them?

            Other than taking everything at face value, ask yourself and maybe this dude too, what proves you could actually pull it off? Because to me, saying shit like “Oh, SEGA followed me on Twitter!” and “Yuji Naka and me are besties on Facebook” doesn’t instill a lot of confidence.

            The other shitty thing that comes with a big traffic bump is that if proven false he sort is shitting all over your integrity. Give that some thought before you publish another tell all interview.

          • Because he could hurt their reputation and brand? He said zero about the stuff that you mentioned. I only have the information that he gave me, other than that. I don´t have his “master plan to success”. He gave me a list over names of the team. I only knew two of them. The others I have never heard of before. That proves nothing, yes. It´s selling a dream or a vision pretty much.

            I updated the post the day after, I also did the interview shortly after that. Other than that, I will write a follow-up article as soon as the Kickstarter campaign kicks off next year (I will look everything through). Because I don´t want people to get ripped off (if everything that you told me is truth).

          • Don’t_be_fooled

            If I was SEGA, I would keep so far away from this wingnut. I mean, if he thinks SEGA and him have a special relationship over a twitter following (the have a bot that auto follows everyone btw), then imagine what a Cease and Desist would do.

            Look, you are representing your site. Do you want more clicks or do you want to report on what’s really happening? If it were me, and it’s not at all, I would dig so deep into this before running anything on a random kickstarter. Here’s an opening, how would a petition that garnered 22k signatures magically hit 1 million? Why not just do another petition where no has to spend any money? If it’s just a pitch to get noticed, why spend money? Why spend money?

            Because he’s some wingnut in his mom’s basement that sees all these other hopes and dreams come true on Kickstarter, so he’s going to do it too! Yay! Everyone get happy!

            I’ll start a hashtag, we can get it trending if even 22k people start using it. #QuestionTheWingnut. It’s a bit long, I know, I’m working on it as I go. We can do this people! We can hold someone accountable for lying on the internet!

          • That would be the best move for sure, at least most people on Twitter (they have +1.4 million followers, and follow back +200K). I would say report on what’s really happening. Just like I did with Fig and “Psychonauts 2” (http://thegg.net/opinion-editorial/tim-schafer-wants-3-3-million-dollars-to-develop-psychonauts-2-the-pros-and-cons-of-the-project/ and http://thegg.net/opinion-editorial/gerard-mcdermott-fears-that-fig-might-become-worse-than-the-igf-corruption-scandal/).

            He said that the Kickstarter campaign would launch during Q1 2016. Well, since he has said nothing about the Kickstarter campaign (or what the money will be used for). I would ask that question too. If it´s like you say, then he has gone around and lied to quite a few people in the industry (at least five sites for now). As I don´t want to get into trouble over a potential Kickstarter scam, I´m going to dig really deep into that project.

            I have also saved the information that you gave me (his past forum names and so on). To be honest, this is the craziest story I ever heard (if everything is a big lie). And I´ve been working in the games industry for over 10 years now.

            And where exactly does he think that he could hide after this? I mean, everyone would hate him for an eternity.

          • Don’t_be_fooled

            If it’s like anything of the other times, he’ll change his name, start a new wordpress account, get the band back together and start fresh. It’s not hard to disappear on the internet. I hope it finally catches up with him, it all starts by questioning the source, challenging the big ideas, and demanding facts.

          • And his been doing this for 10 years? No sane person would do such a thing…This actually reminds me a bit about that Half-Life 3 Kickstarter campaign now that I think about it (they got slammed pretty hard though, as no one bought into their project). You got it. I will look through everything. He got my off-guard the first time. It won´t happen again.

          • Patrick Lawson

            Don’t be fooled is a troll. I wasn’t part of ANY SEGA fan community or forum in 2005-2006.

            He is troll and smearing me with false accusations.

          • Patrick Lawson

            He is a troll. And he is smearing someone he doesn’t know. I wasn’t part of any communities in 2005-2006 at all. Robin, please don’t be fooled. This is what trolls do. They SMEAR and slander people’s name to spread fear and lies.

          • Patrick Lawson

            Don’t Be fooled is a TROLL.(P.S. Please unblock me. I have spoken to Bertie and Ben and they’d like to speak to you.).

          • You´re right, his a damn liar. I´ve spoken with the Project Dream team, his full of shit. So get that #QuestionTheWingnut tag rolling, as for me. I´ve got some damn cleaning up to do. I will do a “real” interview with the REAL team asap.

    • I made an interview with Patrick Lawsen last night, and this is what he told me http://thegg.net/interviews/q-and-a-interview-with-patrick-lawsen-about-project-dream-the-road-to-dreamcast-2/

  • ***UPDATE!***
    I did a Q & A interview with Patrick Lawsen last night. So “hopefully” it will clarify something’s about Project Dream and the Dreamcast 2.
    http://thegg.net/interviews/q-and-a-interview-with-patrick-lawsen-about-project-dream-the-road-to-dreamcast-2/

  • Chris Powers

    OMG YES! I have a business and marketing background. Let me know how I can help. I would love to pitch the old guard at SEGA and turn this into a successful kickstarter.

    • It´s going to take a miracle to make the Dreamcast 2 happened. That’s for sure, just the part about the 1 million signatures is going to take a lot of effort. And still it´s no guarantee that it will help the cause either…

  • Soldier

    Dreamcast number 1.

    • Of course 😉 And my DC console is still working to this very day =)

  • MaximumRD

    And AS ALWAYS anything “Dreamcast 2” related turns out to be nonsense. Always be very skeptical about anyone’s claims regarding Dreamcast 2, Sega interest etc.

      • MaximumRD

        Not in the least “Project Dreams” Seems nothing more than posting by people who are simply Dreaming. I am not buying anything from those Blog or links, just more talk and claims for the attention of Sega fans, clickbait nonsense. Wake me when there is an official statement from Sega or a “credible” news source.

        • And what would a “credible” news source be? Since most of the established Gaming news media are corrupt. You do that, I saw that Bertie Wiseman answered you just now though.

          • MaximumRD

            As I say perhaps from Sega themselves? Really there has been nothing but talk from Project Dream, how many times do you need to see someone bring up “dreamcast 2” and see nothing come of it? Use common sense, everything they have ever said or claimed has been very vague at most, implying certain things but nothing ever solid. And those links you posted, to generate interest on your own site perhaps? Give me a break. Either you are incapable of reading between lines or hype or you are pushing your own agenda. Maybe you could give me more thegg.net linked articles, good examples of a source that as hardly credible imho. Clickbait bullshit, what has happened SINCE those articles and claims? OH SURPRISE nothing.

      • Bertie Wiseman

        Hey MaximimRD we have been clear about Project Dreams Plans and intentions secondly how can it be Click-bait when there no adsense/Adverts on Project Dream website?

        Also Sega told us themselves we should not make any money on this project

        We not making a dime from this but leading movement trying to come up with something that will appeal to Sega and fans alike.

        Also talked about how we not going to KS root too please do explain to use how are making single penny from all this?

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