European game publisher Redspotgames may be the Sega Dreamcast’s final champion. After releasing several titles on the now-defunct console over the past few years, the company apparently has plans to bring even more games to the Dreamcast, according to gaming site Joystiq.
Redspotgames marketing and sales director Adrian Loudero spoke to Joystiq at the Gamescom conference this week: “We have seen some stuff on the PC, and we [are] talking to the companies to see if they will agree to release on the Dreamcast. We also have plans for 2011, maybe a new release, but this is really all I can say right now.”
The company only sells a few thousand copies of its Dreamcast releases, according to Loudero. Since it can’t rely entirely on Dreamcast aficionados alone for its business, it has recently started developing WiiWare and Xbox Live Arcade titles. Its recent games include the 2D racing game Rush Rally Racing, and the classic shooter Last Hope.
Similar to the release of Halo 2600 for the Atari 2600 — an adaptation of Microsoft’s insanely popular first-person shooter series for the classic console — Redspotgames caters to enthusiasts who adore the Dreamcast, even though it was discontinued in 2002. The console will live on in other ways as well: Sega recently announced that it would publish classic Dreamcast games on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 via Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network.
GamesBeat at the Game Awards
We invite you to join us in LA for GamesBeat at the Game Awards event this December 7. Reserve your spot now as space is limited!
Image via Joystiq
GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.