Who says that games have to mandatorily require dozens of gigabytes to be immersive enough? Many people started their journeys as gamers with NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System), and other similar consoles. If it wouldn’t have been for those obsolete consoles, high-end gaming with ultrarealistic graphics from nowadays could never exist.
Content lead and producer Yosuke Okunari has spoken about the future of Sega’s mini consoles within the latest issue of the Japanese magazine Famitsu. He brings the great news that Sega’s next retro console could be a Dreamcast mini.
“For the next Mini, we are considering everything that has been imagined by everyone,” Okunari said. “Of course, it doesn’t mean we can realize all of them. We are also thinking about projects that nobody has imagined.
“The Game Gear Micro is only sold domestically in Japan. When we do the next one, I feel like the project scope will be much bigger as we gaze upon the world,” he also added.
Okunair also announces that the next mini console would likely take more time to bring to market than the Game Gear Micro.
Return after more than 20 years
The original Dreamcast is a home gaming console released by Sega in 1998 in Japan and in 1999 in North America and Europe. It was the first in the sixth generation of game consoles, preceding Sony’s PlayStation 2, Microsoft’s Xbox, and Nintendo’s GameCube. The Dreamcast was the final home console of Sega, meaning the end of the company’s almost two decades in the console market.
Gaming nowadays may be light-years superior to the one from 1998, but appreciating consoles like Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo Entertainment System and others is a ‘must’ if you are a real gamer. However, gaming from 10 years in the future will most likely also be far superior to the one from nowadays.