Update: In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, the man behind Sega Forever, Chief Marketing Officer Mike Evans, explained how the vast majority of Sega Forever’s games are being ported to Unity. This means the software can be brought to other platforms relatively easily, and he specifically mentions the Nintendo Switch.
Check out the full quote:
“The reason we chose Unity as middleware is it enables us to take this content to other platforms as well. So my first focus is mobile. It’s a huge project and what I really want to do is get mobile right. After this, there are options: we can look at desktop, Facebook, we could even take these games to consoles like Switch.”
After weeks of teases and enigmatic screenshots, Sega Forever has been officially announced. Like many expected, it’s a new platform for classic Sega games, with plans to span everything from the SG-1000 to the Dreamcast. You can check out the delightfully ’90s trailer below.
Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star II, Altered Beast, Kid Chameleon and Comix Zone will be the first set available to download for free, with a $1.99 charge in place to get rid of the ads. A port of the Dreamcast’s Virtua Tennis will be up next, according to the official website.
While the mobile exclusivity is definitely disappointing to those who would have liked to see Sega’s classics re-emerge on a modern console, it’s worth noting that all games in the new collection will have Bluetooth controller support, so players won’t be stuck with touch-screen controls.
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