Former SEGA America President and Xbox Head Peter Moore was invited to the Xbox Pioneers: Creativity & Innovation roundtable earlier this week and spoke a little about the doomed’s legacy SEGA Dreamcast.
Moore always talked about his fondness for the console, and mentioned during the talk that the SEGA team had already established an fstrong relationship with Microsoft at that time, as the Dreamcast used an operating system Windows (CE). This led SEGA and Xbox to develop a relationship early on:
“We started to build a relationship with [a equipe do Xbox] and we started to bring the two consoles together with the synergy of online being the real key, and this concept of social gaming, which – and no disrespect to Nintendo and Sony at that time – but they weren’t even in their infancy at all. “
Moore admitted that the Dreamcast was ahead of its time and ended up losing to the PlayStation 2, but the “Bat was passed to Xbox”, with SEGA also choosing to collaborate with Microsoft as a third-party publisher.
And finally Moore believes that The Dreamcast Legacy Still Lives On Xbox Today:
“The Dreamcast was way ahead of its time and unfortunately it couldn’t overcome the impending PlayStation FUDing – fear, uncertainty and doubt that arose – and they did it brilliantly. But as the Dreamcast sadly disappeared at sunset, the baton was passed to Xbox. We started collaborating … and we started bringing content to Xbox. “
“I think in the next few years, when we start to take off with Xbox Live and we believe in this idea of online gaming together … there’s still a little bit of the SEGA Dreamcast legacy in there somewhere.”
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