As Microsoft and Sony (okay, and Nintendo) engage is a never-ending console war, we often forget about SEGA — the company who was at one point the frontrunner in home video games.
While we won’t go into the details leading to SEGA’s demise (although you should look into it — it’s fascinating), the fact is that the company stopped making hardware after it’s Dreamcast system flopped hard. They restructured the company and continued to work on developing games and finally allowed Sonic the Hedgehog to appear in other games.
Now, it seems that maybe SEGA wants back in the game. Rumors of a console-PC hybrid machine are floating around, being dubbed the Dreamcast 2, that could launch sometime in 2016. It would compete more with Steam Machines and Alienware than it would with Xbox and Playstation, but it would still be a significant return to the marketplace for SEGA hardware.
The device would have wireless controllers (of course), and boast specs of a NVIDIA GTX 740 GPU, an Intel i5 4460 at 3.4GHz, and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. Sure, that doesn’t compare to high end gaming computers, but it would do the trick for the majority of non-PC Master Race gamers.
— 1up2play (@1up2play) December 22, 2015
SEGA has not officially commented on any rumors of a new machine, so take this news with a massive grain of salt.