Is SEGA returning to the console market for the VR generation?
SEGA, the company that abandoned the console wars during early 00s, may be returning soon to claim their crown. Rumors are flying out of SEGA’s Consumer R&D Division that the company plans to create a console that operates exclusively as VR experience. While that may limit the software capabilities against heavy hitters like Sony, Micrsoft and Nintendo, SEGA still plans to develop and produce software for multiple platforms.
The headset, rumored to be working under the development title of the ‘SEGA Andromeda’, looks to be ahead of the curve of current VR. Aiming to imitate the senses and create a more immersive experience, the headset will simulate senses using the latest medical technology used to stimulate nerves in patients with varying degrees of paralysis, as well eliminate the need for a controller by sending signals directly from the brain into the game. Could we be reaching the age of .Hack//Sign or Sword Art Online? Only time will tell.
With successful gaming franchises like Bayonetta, Sonic The Hedgehog, Super Monkey Ball, Phantasy Star, Jet Set Radio and more at their disposal, it’s no doubt that whatever SEGA has planned for the VR generation will be great. And if nothing else, we’ll get to run real fast as Sonic The Hedgehog. While this story is unconfirmed, look to SEGA to make a major announcement at this year’s PAX developer conference in Seattle, WA this august.