A couple of months back, a petition calling for the creation of another SEGA Dreamcast had surfaced, garnering over 27,000 signatures. In a recent interview with Twinfinite, Project Dream members Bertie Wiseman and Joanne Freeman have stated that they had gotten in contact with multiple SEGA officials.
Freeman stated that, “It went from me ringing up to pester them for not replying to our mail and the receptionist asking for a full lowdown on what we wanted to talk to people about… It all kind of happened quite quickly, and by the end of it, he finished chatting with me on the phone and sent one of our team members a message to say ‘send what you got through when you’re ready, and I’ll make sure it gets to the right people.”
“We’ve been messaging a few other people. Some have gotten back to us and some haven’t, but we haven’t had a negative response from SEGA, I can 100% say that. It’s been a mildly inviting response.”
According to Twinfinite and Project Dream, the team is working hard with “experts in hardware and marketing” to pitch an idea that would be feasible and marketable in the current consumer environment.
“We don’t know what’s going to happen, but hope it’s a situation where it all goes well and they say ‘yep, great, we love the idea we’ll run with it.’” Should SEGA decide not to associate with the project, the team “would like to carry on with a spiritual successor to the console.”
Project Dream later added that they would be securing the funding themselves and will not seek donations from the fans.
Twinfinite‘s full interview with Project Dream will go live on February 8, so stay tuned here for the latest news and updates.