Dreamcast 2 Fan Project Shuts Down

sega-dreamcast-2Last year a group of fans got together to try and get a Dreamcast 2 console off the ground. They aggressively tried to use petition sites like Change.org and showed off several videos showing off concepts like the menus. We even did an opinion piece on the project, pointing out concerns we had with how it was being handled.

It seems that what we expected came true and now ‘Project Dream’ is officially dead. Yes, that means there is no Dreamcast 2.  They have now shut down their website and facebook group. But left this message as an explanation:

“The project has been taken offline. This is due to a schism within the team caused by inefficient and amateurish conduct resulting in members being removed and others leaving the team. In light of such unprofessional behavior and an embarrassing lack of progress, seasoned members of the gaming industry have chosen to distance themselves from the project. I too am stepping away from Project Dream. Please note the Twitter account @Project_DreamDC is no longer associated with this group.”

According to a inside source from Dreamcast Junkyard, there is a lot of ‘schism’ within the team and in-fighting. This turned into a rift between core members of Project Dream. Let’s be honest, SEGA said in 2001 that they were leaving the console hardware space, they aren’t coming back. This was bound to fail even without the in-fighting between the members. I mean why would SEGA even call it the Dreamcast 2? What are your thoughts?

[Source: Dreamcast Junkyard]

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8 responses to “Dreamcast 2 Fan Project Shuts Down

  1. No surprise there. They were able to make some good video mock-ups at least.

  2. Lenno says:

    I don’t get how it’s so hard to get ‘Sega to do something to keep its home console line up still relevant other than merely as merchandise branding if DNK can easily do it, SNKs fanbase is very dedicated and loyal but compared to Sega, they’re hardly known, and they got a quality well built Neo Geo hardware set in production a couple of years ago, imagine Sega commissioning something like that with the Mega Drive and Dreamcast, no doubt it’d still be big news in the industry.

    • Because that’s not enough today. Consumers know about rebranded hardware. Those die-hards who want classic Sega games have emulators – and worse – emulators that handle games better than Sega’s own emulators.

      We don’t need more classic/micro consoles. You can make the case for new entrants in the high-performance console space, but not in the oversaturated-and-underperforming micro space.

  3. As I said at the time (on this site, IIRC), based on the technical specifications they posted… they really didn’t know what they were doing.

    I was trying to be polite about it, but yeah – as someone who has been funded to do console R&D, and happens to have a company named Console, Inc… it didn’t take too long for my BS meter to go into the stratosphere.

  4. Vertel Cymone Patterson says:

    Please bring sega back I don’t care how you do it just do it make it greater than the other three consoles iif Nintendo’s wii u sales were terrible and they are still in the game come on people cut the crap and give us project dream I love sega the arcade experience there’s nothing else like it die hard dynamite cop, virtual fighter,house of the dead, or even nights into dreams with 5th generation graphics I get goosebumps just thinking about it sega4lyfe!

  5. Robbie says:

    Why does that controller has the left analog stick below the D-button like Sony pads? Ewww!

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