After what seems like an age of keeping quiet in the face of all the leaks, Sega have confirmed at last that they’re bringing ports of Dreamcast titles to Sony and Microsoft’s download services. First up will be Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi, with the intention seemingly to get the titles out later this year and in time for the systems 11th Anniversary of the European launch.
Both ports will feature high resolution visuals, surround sound, trophies/achievements, and online leaderboards befitting their release in the HD era, and it looks like more titles are certainly on their way. Haruki Satomi of SEGA of America said:
“There are few things that are more requested from us than making Dreamcast classics available for download in today’s digital market place. We’re very excited to begin offering gamers our beloved Dreamcast titles again on the current console systems,”
The only question left now is how far behind games like Jet Set Radio (the existence of which has already been partially leaked) and Chu Chu Rocket / Shenmue will be. Of course feel free to replace or add to those title with your own favourite yesteryear Dreamcast titles.