SEGA Fans Create Petition To Relaunch Dreamcast As An HD Console
Online petitions, somewhat similar to actual real life ones, have long served as a way for people to have their voice heard by the concerned authorities. Whether it is a municipal committee hearing petitions about a local park or a game developer checking out an online petition for the release of some game, the instances where such petitions have worked are quite numerous.
Which is why it makes sense for some Sega fans to create an online petition, in hopes Sega will not only read it but also follow through, to create a Limited Edition HD version of their highly popular Dreamcast gaming console. The petition was originally started by an Australian gamer, Ben Plato, and other fans quickly flocked in support.
To ensure that company doesn’t serve losses by making the console only to have no one buy it, Plato suggests that it should be made on custom order only for those who want it.
“The new console should have a new but similar design, wifi, wireless controllers (4 maximum) 720p or 1080p HD upscaling and HDMI output, internal 500g Hard Drive and a GD-Rom drive,” Plato writes.
Among other features, the new Dreamcast should have, Plato lists the option to connect online to make purchases of Dreamcast Classics through digital store, akin to the PSN classics available on PlayStation consoles.
The petition has been gaining quite a following and already has more than 21,000 signatures on Change.org