Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Yuji Naka wants to work on Dreamcast 2



Yuji Naka may be more known as one of the minds behind the original Sonic the Hedgehog, but the former Sonic Team head has also had a hand in the development of the Sega Dreamcast. In an interview with CVG, the current Prope boss waxes ecstatic about the possibility of working on a follow-up to the Sega home console.


"I'm hoping to work on Dreamcast 2", Naka told CVG. "Of course Dreamcast was my baby back at Sega and I want to carry on making good games for the European market and one day I'm hoping it gives me the opportunity to work on Dreamcast 2.

"I do miss those old days when I was heavily involved in hardware making at Sega. I was involved in most of the consoles and controllers that Sega came up with."

Naka also expressed enthusiasm at collaborating with any of the big three platform holders on any kind of hardware development, even if it's not the actual Dreamcast successor.

"If I have the opportunity in the future I want to be involved again with hardware making," he said. "It would be ideal if I could become some sort of advisor working with the platform makers in future. I think if I can work really well with the platform makers then it's good for everyone, because I can then come up with totally new games."

Naka is currently promoting Prope's Wii upcoming game, Ivy the Kiwi?.

Via[CVG]

26 comments:

  1. the dreamcast is one of the most influential consoles of all time, i actually have written an essay about how much it accomplished in its 3 year lifespan, i'd love to see a successor!

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  2. You can't keep a good console down, except the Dreamcast.

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  3. A good sega console might stir things up a bit.

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  4. This is great thanks, and keep up the good work.
    Cheers

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  5. Keep dreaming? Ha? I thought it was funny. I guess now work for the American market.

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  6. I wish there would be a new Sega machine. They pretty much pioneered another of what's common of gaming systems these days.

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  7. I hope I'm wrong but there won't ever be a Dreamcast 2

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  8. Dreamcast 2? That would be so wonderful. I hope it actually happens

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  9. Oh, really? that's very cool, I still have my Dreamcast, lol. Good info, bro!

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  10. i have my dreamcast too. good system. really bad die out

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  11. I never had a dreamcast, I loved my Genesis too much.

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  12. All i had from Sega was the Mega Drive II (Genesis) and a few games on it. Still loved every minute of playing on it!

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  13. Yuji Naka sounds like such an awesome guy :) hope he gets to work on his dream project, no matter which console takes him.

    Mike,
    Lifehack's guide on how to draw the human body, out now!

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  14. Perhaps one of the greatest consoles every created.

    I would buy the Dreamcast 2 without hesitation or question even if it were the shittiest console ever conceived just because the first Dreamcast was THAT good.

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  15. I really doubt a DC2 will ever happen. So this is really cruel. Shame on you Yuji Naka, for building up hopes.

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