It goes bump in the night.

While the next major update comes out here’s something to tantalize you for a bit . There’ve been quite a few people claiming this is project is fake because we don’t have a prototype. Well folks take a look at the Spartan in it’s physical glory.

Below are pictures of the console prototype. Please excuse the quality of the photos, a new camera is on it’s way. At that point we can actually shoot videos.

Here’s some info on what ports are available in the case:

The front

  • 2 front USB 3.0 ports

The back

  • 2 back USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 USB Type-C / Thunderbolt port
  • 1 HDMI outlet
  • 1 DisplayPort
  • 1 Ethernet port

To be added

  • We have space in the chassis to add a disc drive. For testing and development, we’ve been using external drives/peripherals to read media.

The 6 button controller

A lot of people have asked about creating a 6 face button controller. We’re looking into this (it may take some time) but we’re looking into revamping our controller to have 6 face buttons. There are a lot of us that miss those A, B, C, X, Y, Z buttons.

The “open source” OS.

If this proposal is successful with Sega, they will make this a proprietary closed source OS. We’re building a prototype so no decisions are final here.

In conclusion…

Thank you everyone for all your overwhelming support. It was completely unexpected. And to all those people criticizing and  ranting. Please be patient while we work on this prototype and in time we hope we can convince you otherwise.

This isn’t the update we wanted to give you but we hope it’s good enough to fill the gap while you wait.

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263 thoughts on “It goes bump in the night.

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    Rene Martin - October 22, 2017

    It looks awesome

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      Brandon - October 22, 2017

      It needs to be close os sega not going to like open os

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      Michael P Anderson - October 26, 2017

      the saturn six button controller is perfect

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      RIchard - October 29, 2017

      Hello Chris, WHat if it is not accepted by sega? Also, when will you have trhe dev kit by?
      I am a developer

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        Chris L - October 30, 2017

        Hi Richard, if Sega does not accept our proposal then we do have alternative plans. Those details can’t be released right now. If you’re interested in developing a title for this you’re welcome to email us at dev [at] spartanconsole.com

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          JackBoswell - November 16, 2017

          Hello guys I’m Jack can I see that your Spartan console is getting noticed and I see that there’s a lot of bad things and all the good things about what’s going on and I would like to reach out to you Chris and whoever else is out there between four of you and talk about how you need to work your presents and ideas to lift these things up cuz you got to work yourselves as experts your professional experts and what you do and position yourself as that cuz I believe that you’re passionate I believe that everything you’re doing is right but your position yourselves that’s just me professional position ourselves as professionals you want to play with the big boys you have to think like them and you have to be one of them or you have to be up and coming right now you are little guys trying to position a big guy Sega which is very hard to do but it can be done is done with positioning as you guys as experts I see the community has been hurt by some other guys to try to build a console and failed that’s just more room for you guys to build a big better I’m a digital marketing entrepreneur I also dukkah Saltine and other things and I also do a lot of research on these topics not this gaming but just business marketing positioning and other things like that I’m new to this stuff to I’ve only been doing it for a year and a half and only had enough confidence have been doing it for the last year and I’m building my presents too so I’m reaching out to you and I’m writing this message hopefully for you guys to write me back I’m not asking for any money I’m not asking for anything but maybe a review on my site and how I helped you or on how things are that’s only thing I’m asking for if you guys want to give out money that’s great to hear help along the way but we need to figure out how much your capital is and what you have to build and where you’re building these things from order to build these things mass production you probably have to go overseas China and there’s a sites a couple sites that you can use for low it for low prices will probably get this sucker built and mass-produced and put pressure on Sega cuz that’s what you need to really do is to be able to put pressure on the Sega to make them look and say hello these guys are serious these guys aren’t going away these guys are real and they have the capital and a business plan what is your business plan your five year plan profit margins possible money that they can be made you want to see what they can be able to make money on make it more interesting for them that’s where you got to come from even if you guys are looking for a profit you want to make them look like they’re getting the best deal even if they’re not and that’s where to go see a shins come in

          1. Chris L
            Chris L - November 16, 2017

            Thank you Jack. We have your email and will be responding shortly. 🙂

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          Jack Boswell - November 16, 2017

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          1. Chris L
            Chris L - November 16, 2017

            Thank you Jack. We have your email and will be responding shortly. 🙂

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          Herman - November 22, 2017

          Hopefully Sega does accept. This project is awesome we need more competition in the market. Are you guys going to update us with the latest deal with Sega?

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            Chris L - November 25, 2017

            When our proposal to Sega commences, we will be completely open and update everyone with progress. If you have any suggestions, please let us know so that we can take everything from the community into consideration.

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          David - December 17, 2017

          I can’t wait to have my hands of this beautiful system. I would love to do a system review on my youtube channel

          1. Chris L
            Chris L - December 26, 2017

            Thank you for the kind words. 🙂

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          Kyam - March 4, 2018

          Would really love to see a come back in the MAX 4K H, It has nice lighting and sounds powerful needs to be invented and put on sale in 2020 maybe before or maybe after but imagine SEGA’S COMEBACK CONSOLE THIS WILL BE AMZAZING 😉

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      Durmus - November 2, 2017

      why 2017I’ve been waiting a long time for new Streets Of Rage Golden Ax Shinobi too much more. I know people give negative comment Sega death but now it’s not Sega clone Emulator Now Sega is back game old and new victory such Sega do not give up

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        Rachih - March 1, 2018

        To be completly honest they are not that many people who want sega anymore and the fact that the main flagship of sega is failing is say look for another sponser for the console.

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    Göröcs Lajos Zsolt - October 22, 2017

    Very good prototype! Keep going to make it an affordable machine for Sega putting the name on it. And don’t care about the trolls (“It’s a Steambox!, It will flop as hard as the Saturn did., It’s a broken project!, etc.”).

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      Richard - October 29, 2017

      Chris, What will happen if its rejected? WHen do you plan to have the dev kit by?
      I am a developer.

      1. Chris L
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        Chris L - October 30, 2017

        Hi Richard, if Sega does not accept our proposal then we do have alternative plans. Those details can’t be released right now. If you’re interested in developing a title for this you’re welcome to email us at dev [at] spartanconsole.com

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      Durmus - November 3, 2017

      I’ve been waiting a long time for Streets Of Rage Golden Ax Shinobi too much more. I know people give negative comment Sega death but now it’s not Sega clone Emulator Now Sega is back game old and new win such Sega do not give up Sega does not do the same errors that last bit cheap so people can buy please

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    Steven - October 22, 2017

    Yep, it should have 6 Buttons, make them grey and the other ones Dreamcast colored. But 6 are Important.
    Take a look at the 3D Sega Control Pad, add a Second analog Stick underneath the buttons and you have a Great unique controller.

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      Göröcs Lajos Zsolt - October 22, 2017

      This isn’t a bad idea at all. I give it the idea.

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      Göröcs Lajos Zsolt - October 22, 2017

      I think the best way to colour the buttons is to make the A button green, the B button red, the C button yellow, and the other ones will stay grey. 😉

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        Steven - October 29, 2017

        Also very good idea 🙂
        The key is between 3D Saturn Pad and Dreamcast. I do like the Saturn one, it was ahead of its Time 🙂

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      Lynn - February 19, 2018

      Hey Chris. I am super excited for the Spartan. I would love for Sega to return to the console market, however I want to give you a warning. If you’re pitching this to Sega, you must be prepared for SOJ. In the 90s they were pitched a game console from Silicon Graphics and it was examined thoroughly and was nitpicked. In general, SOJ has had a hostile relationship with SOA in the past and even today there are some communication problems between the two. You will NEED to be a perfectionist when it comes to this. Think about what will appeal to an international audience, including Japanese gamers. Appealing to the Japanese is CRUCIAL, through the OS, the design of the hardware, and ESPECIALLY the controller. Take notes from what the Xbox did wrong and what other companies did right. Also be a perfectionist when it comes to the OS system. Think like Nintendo or Sony and how they make their consoles feel perfect and also different from the competition. These are just suggestions but I hope you keep them in mind. Good luck!

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    Sho - October 22, 2017

    looks good i can’t wait. my two things. def try for the 6 buttons on the controller (i mean if this is “supposed” to be like a “tribute” to us sega fans, then at least give us what we ALL miss and that’s def the a,b,c,x,y,z buttons) my 2nd thing. n it’s obv mainly if sega supports you guys. DON’T MAKE IT OPEN SOURCE! for the love of god, does no one see that’s what fucken KILLS THINGS! that’s what makes it literally 100% EASIER TO PIRATE SHIT! sega are GODS ok KINGS and that is WHY BOTH the saturn and dreamcast have NOT been cracked yet and we’re in 2017, n there is STILL NO LEGIT emulator that can play ALL of the games 100% fine (for saturn and dreamcast) the most u get are emu’s that can play 1-2 games fine and others maybe 50% working but still with issues. the reason for that IS because SEGA KNOWS keep w/e is under that hood secret. again you’re making a “tribute” like system so DO IT RIGHT! go back to the actual OLD DAYS where pirating wasn’t as easy. the only reason so much shit gets pirated and SOOOOOOO easily now-a-days is LITERALLY all because of every dipshit out there going open source and for what? a couple of gay indie devs and shit indie games anyways? like i’ll take a pass. most indie titles aren’t that great, n the open source BS is just another excuse to give those indie devs more POSSIBILITY to make it easier to make their games on the said platform. i’d rather have my games NOT be pirated so easily (least the spartan exclusives) so it actually let’s us have a legit console with games NO ONE ELSE can have UNLESS they buy the system as well. opne source is shit. we need less indie devs because most indie games honestly are shit, i couldn’t tell you how many EA (early access) games fail. they either don’t get complete, or they get released and fall VERY short of the expectations, in other words, just because there have been maybe 1-2 GOOD indie games, the VAST majority of them are shit. n it’s just not needed nor wanted. i want a closed source system. so exclusive things, STAY exclusive. n it’s not just some damn system anyone can just open up and mod/change, n ALLLLLLL because it’s open source. that shit needs to go. it’s VERY VERY VERY unwanted. other than those two things, system looks great, n an update honestly on how your talks are going with SEGA would be nice. maybe a lot of people here have been curious and questioning the system itself, but i’m here for one reason, it was “said” to be a future “sega” system, so honestly, all i’m waiting for, is answers to THOSE questions. have you even talked to sega yet about this idea? what did they say? where do you (spartan team) and SEGA STAND so far with those talks? etc. because honestly (and i believe alot of other people feel the same way as i do) if this doesn’t become a “SEGA” system. i’m not buying it. i’m only HERE because it’s supposed to be a “Future SEGA” system and like their “return” into the hardware market. so if this isn’t going to be officially supported by SEGA (which means you guys WOULD do open source not closed source and that alone makes me not want to buy it to begin with) i’m just honestly not interested. my dream (along with many others) is to just have another “SEGA” system. one that yah i can go into the “shop” and buy/play all the classic sega games i loves back in the day, AS WELL as play new/current games, along with exclusives (such as that tech demo of that possible sonic 4k) think of what the nintendo shop does. literally a SHOP with NOTHING BUT nintendo shit,new things, and exclusives. now just imagine SEGA doing that. that’s the dream. n that’d be the only way i buy this thing. if it’s from SEGA,closed source, n as close to bringing us old classic games as well as letting us play new games etc. you guys pull that off. n i’m already sold. so hopefully you can update us all sometime soon with actual info on where you stand with talking to SEGA. has the idea even been pitched at them yet? because if it’s such a known thing (online wise) i’m pretty sure sega at least has heard of this thing or knows a little something about it, i mean shit, if i was able to google this and find this out (and i DON’T work for sega) pretty sure the people in sega could do the same thing. so honestly that’s what i would like to know. as interested as i am in this console, it all means nothing if “SEGA” isn’t behind it, n so i feel like that’s the real “update” you guys should be giving us. just where does all of this stand between you and sega, has the idea been pitched?, what did they say? etc. those are def more “important” questions then seeing the console etc. imo. either way good luck and i’ll keep following. just praying we get a 6 button controller, closed source, and obv SEGA behind it.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 22, 2017

      Closed source is the way forward. The idea hasn’t been pitched but we’re working on the pitch right now. 🙂

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        Gabe - February 21, 2018

        When will you propose this to SEGA, it looks very nice and I really hope it will go on the market soon

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          Chris L - March 24, 2018

          We cannot give any details out at this point in time regarding a release date. This is purely a prototype that is being created to propose to Sega.

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      AirysDark - October 29, 2017

      Grate system I’ll different buy one.
      And dreamcast was crack dude that’s why it flopped. I own one on release. And found out 8-9 weeks later it got cracked. Saturn was hard to crack. Cause it was so hard for developers to program for. Know one would touch it. And it flopped.

      Don’t get me wrong I love Sega. But the make so many stupid decisions. Wasting money in the VR system. To running 3 projects at ones. 32x, Saturn, Jupiter. Witch were all 32 bit device. All cause the Japanese Sega didn’t like the Co of the usa Sega. Now there losing money cause of crap mobile apps.
      And another stupid decision was when sony went to Nintendo to make a console they knock them back. And so did Sega. Sega was dieing like wtf. Now segas gone and Nintendo made a powerful competitor.

      But I love the idea as I said will buy

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        Sho - November 2, 2017

        lol u wish it was cracked go try and find a WORKING emulator for the DC, none currently exist. like i said, literally with BOTH saturn and DC, you can’t find a working (100%) emulator, many can just play a hand full of games, n even THOSE barely play the original way. link some proof, if you truly believe there are any. because there aren’t. it’s the world of emus/roms. n EVERYONE knows 2 of the hardest emu’s to get working 100% right are the saturn and DC, n WHY! is because sega knew what it was doing. they made everything hard for the reasons of piracy.

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        Sho - November 2, 2017

        you have no idea about segas actual “history” then if you think either system “flopped” maybe in your shit country (most likely in the usa) because you people just don’t appreciate shit and why sega STILL hasn’t given you all PSO 2 because the “western’ world is pretty much the MAIN reason why it hit the lows it did. go take a look at BOTH saturn and DC BOTH systems were still going on strong for about 2-3 years AFTER they “flopped” in places like USA, where they had exclusive titles still for those 2-3 years and why? because the asian market is just SMARTER! they KNEW what they had and they knew it was the better system. sega even shut people up at the end of it’s DC cycle by PROVING the DC could do what the ps2 and xbox could do by bringing shenmue 2 out on the DC (but again EXCLUSIVE to usa and uk) n when u look at it compared to xbox, it’s really not that much of a difference. so they “flopped” only because of MANY people actual ignorance on technology etc. look at the american market what is it MAINLY focused on? call of duties lmao assassins creeds etc. that’s why you people don’t GET good exclusives. MANY MANY things only in the JPN/ASN market. like i said look at PSO2 a game from sega and promised many years ago to eventually have a “western” release. why hasn’t it happened? because SEGA is AWARE YOU PEOPLE ARE UNGRATEFUL! and they’d just be losing out on money…….again. n not because pso2 is a bad product in anyway. it’s just because SADLY the majority of americans are close minded CoD shitheads. why would they waste the time n the money to translate the game, keep servers up etc, for what? only a hundred-ish people to support them? they’d LOSE MONEY! the reason it’s BEEN OUT IN JPN for YEARS NOW with even PS vita releases and i couldnt’ even count how many expansions, IS BECAUSE THEY KNOW! the jpn/asn market APPRECIATES the game n they can make money on it. that’s the “real” reason BOTH systems “flopped” because they didn’t “flop” in jpn in anyway, they BOTH went on years after and they went on strong, alot of great games came out (in jpn only) for both saturn and DC before they closed the curtain. so like i said provide links. trust me i have an amazing PC, n 100$ says anything u send me still won’t be 100% working and WHY! because NONE EXIST for BOTH the saturn and DC, they are hands down some of the hardest systems to “crack” in order to be emulated.

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        Sho - November 2, 2017

        you have no idea about segas actual “history” then if you think either system “flopped” maybe in your shit country (most likely in the usa) because you people just don’t appreciate shit and why sega STILL hasn’t given you all PSO 2 because the “western’ world is pretty much the MAIN reason why it hit the lows it did. go take a look at BOTH saturn and DC BOTH systems were still going on strong for about 2-3 years AFTER they “flopped” in places like USA, where they had exclusive titles still for those 2-3 years and why? because the asian market is just SMARTER! they KNEW what they had and they knew it was the better system. sega even shut people up at the end of it’s DC cycle by PROVING the DC could do what the ps2 and xbox could do by bringing shenmue 2 out on the DC (but again EXCLUSIVE to usa and uk) n when u look at it compared to xbox, it’s really not that much of a difference. so they “flopped” only because of MANY people actual ignorance on technology etc. look at the american market what is it MAINLY focused on? call of duties lmao assassins creeds etc. that’s why you people don’t GET good exclusives. MANY MANY things only in the JPN/ASN market. like i said look at PSO2 a game from sega and promised many years ago to eventually have a “western” release. why hasn’t it happened? because SEGA is AWARE YOU PEOPLE ARE UNGRATEFUL! and they’d just be losing out on money…….again. n not because pso2 is a bad product in anyway. it’s just because SADLY the majority of americans are close minded CoD shitheads. why would they waste the time n the money to translate the game, keep servers up etc, for what? only a hundred-ish people to support them? they’d LOSE MONEY! the reason it’s BEEN OUT IN JPN for YEARS NOW with even PS vita releases and i couldnt’ even count how many expansions, IS BECAUSE THEY KNOW! the jpn/asn market APPRECIATES the game n they can make money on it. that’s the “real” reason BOTH systems “flopped” because they didn’t “flop” in jpn in anyway, they BOTH went on years after and they went on strong, alot of great games came out (in jpn only) for both saturn and DC before they closed the curtain. so like i said provide links. trust me i have an amazing PC, n 100$ says anything u send me still won’t be 100% working and WHY! because NONE EXIST for BOTH the saturn and DC, they are hands down some of the hardest systems to “crack” in order to be emulated.

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          Ruben K - November 2, 2017

          Sho, you do realize that there are currently emulators for the Dreamcast, right? Stop making a fool of yourself.

          1. Tom - November 12, 2017

            Actually Sho brings up a couple valid points. The Saturn and the Dreamcast were quite successful in Asian regions. The main problem for Sega was the US market, because we were all impressed with the fact that PS2 could play DVD’s.

            Dreamcast’s online capabilities were probably just as modern and impressive as PS2’s media functionality, but the technology wasn’t there yet– playing online back then meant you needed to either own a Broadband adapter, or you had to tie up your parents’ phone line with the dial-up connection.

            A good amount of people here in the US loved the Dreamcast, but many didn’t (and still don’t). It’s true that many people just wanted to play games like FIFA, or Call of Duty or GTA. One REALLY discouraging thing to know is that the Dreamcast actually had Quake III Arena on which you could play online with other people, much like many modern first-person shooters. I don’t think many people took to it though. It’s also discouraging that the Dreamcast nearly had GTA 3 and Halo as an exclusive! Imagine if Sega had held out in the US a bit longer and got those games.

            I think today people are becoming more open-minded to other genres and retro-inspired games, which is awesome. If the Dreamcast was made a couple years later with slightly newer tech, it could’ve been more relevant,

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        TheTurtleGamer - November 6, 2017

        Look, “Closed Source” Has its ups and downs, please, try to make it open source! It DOSE NOT make it easier to pirate on, you can always use DRMs. Please w/o open source capibilities, this console will FLOP. Devs usually don’t want to work on consoles that are hard to develop for.

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          Ruben K - November 6, 2017

          TheTurtleGamer Your comment makes sense, but closed source would be the way to go for business purposes, ESPECIALLY video game console purposes. Not many people are very fond of DRM, as you probably knew at the release of Sonic Mania. Closed source should be the way forward because it makes the hardware itself more secure without having to use any external media,

          1. Jonathan W - May 5, 2018

            Ruben if the system released with open source features would you purchase said item?

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    Tommy O'Neil - October 22, 2017

    It’s a bit weird to me that in the year 2017 you guys are able to come up with the money to build a custom case and game controller, yet you somehow don’t have access to (or have the money to buy) at *bare minimum* a 1080p digital camera. All cell phones actually have that these days…

    I’m not saying you’re trying to hide anything or fake this system, but it is *extremely simple* for anyone to download Gimp, scale down a digital photo to a lower resolution, then add a slight grain filter to make it appear like it was taken with a low-quality camera.

    I just want to point this out to you guys, because anybody that’s smart who analyzes this post will look at this with a lot of skepticism still. Sorry.

    And, just for the record, I really want to see this project succeed.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 22, 2017

      Hey Tommy, well I’m using a Hauwei P7 to take pics. It’s got horrible quality at low light conditions. Even though it takes the pics at 1920×1080, the grain is horrible. I understand your skepticism so hopefully in time we can alleviate that. 🙂

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        Tommy O'Neil - October 22, 2017

        Hi Chris!

        I appreciate you taking the time to respond to me, that’s really cool of you. If I could offer a suggestion, it would be to post the full 1080p resolution pictures, even if they are grainy. Higher resolution with grain is still better than lower resolution and grain. The idea is to give an impression that leaves the viewer with as little skepticism as possible.

        Also, just out of curiosity, how many of you guys are there? I’d really like to see the team behind this endeavor. You guys have been working really hard on this project, and you deserve to be recognized in my opinion. Thanks! :3

        1. Chris L
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          Chris L - October 24, 2017

          Hey Tommy, we’ll have a reveal of who’s involved in the project rather soon. Regarding the camera quality. You’re right and based on most of the feedback we made a mistake using a crud quality picture and then down-scaling it.

          1. Tommy O'Neil - October 25, 2017

            No problem Chris! 🙂
            Thank you for listening to my feedback. I wanted to provide it because I’m interested in seeing you guys succeed. ;o

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        Shiro - October 23, 2017

        The P7 doesn’t take THAT poor of videos or images, but regardless anything is better than nothing, and the reason you gave us really flimsy at best. To be frank I’m having some “Smach-Z” vibes because there really isn’t any REAL progress being shown, outside of (what looks to be) a 3D printed Console with red LEDs and a controller, and then only having one Gif. So really anything is better than nothing.

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      eternien - October 24, 2017

      My cell phone don’t have a 1080p digital camera -_-
      So no, all cell phones don’t have that.

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        Tommy - October 24, 2017

        Well I did say “all cell phones these days”. 😛
        Actually many of them have 4K cameras now.
        I had a digital camera from 2003 that took pictures at way higher resolutions than 1920 by 1080.

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      Mr. Bropo - October 24, 2017

      Im hoping it works out man. Would love to see this happen

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      Hazim Elmissnid - October 25, 2017

      BIG FAT SCAM | This is Not a Taken Picture it is 3D Rendering. these guys spent the last month tinkering with the 3D Render Image to look like this, so people who laid and attack others in the first of this article the are just BIG FAT SCAM

      1. Chris L
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        Chris L - October 26, 2017

        Hi Hazim, I hope we can change your opinion on this. We’re not running a scam, we’re just some peeps trying to make dreams come true. 🙂

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        Tommy - October 27, 2017

        Do you have actual proof of this? As I said in my original post, it’s very easy to fake things. You can totally just be spewing nonsense to get a rise out of people. At least the Spartan team have pictures, a full website, and they put actual effort into this for me to consider the possibility that they’re being truthful. No offense, but you’re just one guy posting in a comments section. 😛

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    Mean Kitty - October 22, 2017

    I like the red at the front. it looks sweet…

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      Charmareian - December 7, 2017

      3D rendering? If you you think that is 3d rendering, you need to worry about getting your eyes checked and not if this is a scam honey.

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    Steve - October 22, 2017

    I’m really hoping this goes into production. I love Sega. Keep up the good work !!

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      Sho - November 2, 2017

      you have no idea about segas actual “history” then if you think either system “flopped” maybe in your shit country (most likely in the usa) because you people just don’t appreciate shit and why sega STILL hasn’t given you all PSO 2 because the “western’ world is pretty much the MAIN reason why it hit the lows it did. go take a look at BOTH saturn and DC BOTH systems were still going on strong for about 2-3 years AFTER they “flopped” in places like USA, where they had exclusive titles still for those 2-3 years and why? because the asian market is just SMARTER! they KNEW what they had and they knew it was the better system. sega even shut people up at the end of it’s DC cycle by PROVING the DC could do what the ps2 and xbox could do by bringing shenmue 2 out on the DC (but again EXCLUSIVE to usa and uk) n when u look at it compared to xbox, it’s really not that much of a difference. so they “flopped” only because of MANY people actual ignorance on technology etc. look at the american market what is it MAINLY focused on? call of duties lmao assassins creeds etc. that’s why you people don’t GET good exclusives. MANY MANY things only in the JPN/ASN market. like i said look at PSO2 a game from sega and promised many years ago to eventually have a “western” release. why hasn’t it happened? because SEGA is AWARE YOU PEOPLE ARE UNGRATEFUL! and they’d just be losing out on money…….again. n not because pso2 is a bad product in anyway. it’s just because SADLY the majority of americans are close minded CoD shitheads. why would they waste the time n the money to translate the game, keep servers up etc, for what? only a hundred-ish people to support them? they’d LOSE MONEY! the reason it’s BEEN OUT IN JPN for YEARS NOW with even PS vita releases and i couldnt’ even count how many expansions, IS BECAUSE THEY KNOW! the jpn/asn market APPRECIATES the game n they can make money on it. that’s the “real” reason BOTH systems “flopped” because they didn’t “flop” in jpn in anyway, they BOTH went on years after and they went on strong, alot of great games came out (in jpn only) for both saturn and DC before they closed the curtain. so like i said provide links. trust me i have an amazing PC, n 100$ says anything u send me still won’t be 100% working and WHY! because NONE EXIST for BOTH the saturn and DC, they are hands down some of the hardest systems to “crack” in order to be emulated.

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      Sho - November 2, 2017

      you have no idea about segas actual “history” then if you think either system “flopped” maybe in your shit country (most likely in the usa) because you people just don’t appreciate shit and why sega STILL hasn’t given you all PSO 2 because the “western’ world is pretty much the MAIN reason why it hit the lows it did. go take a look at BOTH saturn and DC BOTH systems were still going on strong for about 2-3 years AFTER they “flopped” in places like USA, where they had exclusive titles still for those 2-3 years and why? because the asian market is just SMARTER! they KNEW what they had and they knew it was the better system. sega even shut people up at the end of it’s DC cycle by PROVING the DC could do what the ps2 and xbox could do by bringing shenmue 2 out on the DC (but again EXCLUSIVE to usa and uk) n when u look at it compared to xbox, it’s really not that much of a difference. so they “flopped” only because of MANY people actual ignorance on technology etc. look at the american market what is it MAINLY focused on? call of duties lmao assassins creeds etc. that’s why you people don’t GET good exclusives. MANY MANY things only in the JPN/ASN market. like i said look at PSO2 a game from sega and promised many years ago to eventually have a “western” release. why hasn’t it happened? because SEGA is AWARE YOU PEOPLE ARE UNGRATEFUL! and they’d just be losing out on money…….again. n not because pso2 is a bad product in anyway. it’s just because SADLY the majority of americans are close minded CoD shitheads. why would they waste the time n the money to translate the game, keep servers up etc, for what? only a hundred-ish people to support them? they’d LOSE MONEY! the reason it’s BEEN OUT IN JPN for YEARS NOW with even PS vita releases and i couldnt’ even count how many expansions, IS BECAUSE THEY KNOW! the jpn/asn market APPRECIATES the game n they can make money on it. that’s the “real” reason BOTH systems “flopped” because they didn’t “flop” in jpn in anyway, they BOTH went on years after and they went on strong, alot of great games came out (in jpn only) for both saturn and DC before they closed the curtain. so like i said provide links. trust me i have an amazing PC, n 100$ says anything u send me still won’t be 100% working and WHY! because NONE EXIST for BOTH the saturn and DC, they are hands down some of the hardest systems to “crack” in order to be emulated.

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        OrphanedPixel - November 3, 2017

        I’m not even going to say what’s wrong with this comment.

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    RedRunningShoes - October 22, 2017

    6 buttons would definatley be ideal, but otherwisex it looks super solid! Keep up the great work!

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    R.U.S.E - October 22, 2017

    Well. Its here, and its real. I still have my doubts but things are looking good I will admit.

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    Russell Deane - October 22, 2017

    Will it have a CD drive

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 23, 2017

      We’re working on it 🙂

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        Barrett - April 26, 2018

        Will there be an adapter for Dreamcast VMU’s or even an updated VMU’s with more storage?

        1. Chris L
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          Chris L - April 29, 2018

          The issue with implementing a VMU in the controller is that it impacts battery life quite a bit. We do have alternative ideas on how to create a VMU (or something similar) without sacrificing the controller’s battery life.

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    Nelson Torres - October 22, 2017

    Just take it to the next level……quash ur opponents….no retreat no mercy…..empty ur glock!!!!

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    TeeTom - October 22, 2017

    It looks great! The idea of a 6-button pad would be great, and more SEGA-like as well. If you use that model, would there be 2 or 4 triggers, and would either analog sticks be a push-in button as well?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 22, 2017

      Inevitably yes. The analogs would be push-in buttons.

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    sultan - October 22, 2017

    looks good can’t wait for more update 🙂

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    charlie - October 22, 2017

    You should release special editions of Spartan or cases that that look like the older consoles and even a couple scraped ones that can play the systems games. Here’s an example: the scraped Sega Neptune which was what the 32x was supposed to be. That can play that systems games while still being able to play what ever format Spartan plays. And 2 more things. I see the new controller model hasn’t been revealed, I’m slightly disappointed but it’ll take awhile. Also I think that switch like add-on is a pretty good idea.

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      charlie - October 22, 2017

      I want to see video proof that the led is programmable and if it be in a rave

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      Tommy O'Neil - October 24, 2017

      In response to your comment about making it look like the older consoles– I actually think the white version of this thing in combination with the red lighting in the front will look very Dreamcast-esque. I want the white version of this thing!

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        Charlie - November 10, 2017

        A black and blue will give off genesis and Saturn vibes

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    Eldad Dimba - October 22, 2017

    I can’t wait. Hope it’ll be ready soon. ✌✌✌

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    Eldad Dimba - October 22, 2017

    I cant wait! I already started saving up!!!

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    Lewis - October 22, 2017

    All i can is this looks a 100 times better than the Xbox one’s desgin.

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    Scott Devine - October 22, 2017

    Nice prototype. Can you show it to SEGA?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 22, 2017

      They’ve probably seen it online, but we haven’t pitched it to them yet.

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    Chris DeLucia - October 22, 2017

    I’d love to see a modernized version of a vmu.

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    Ryan Voneman - October 22, 2017

    I can’t wait !!!!! I hope Sega backs up this whole system I believe sega would allow open OS. Sega needs to make money on this if there into this 110%. I hope the dream of Sega’s Return starts With The Spartan. I look forward too AAA titles. All That Raw Power Is Gonna Blow The Other Consoles Out Of The Water.

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    Chris A. - October 22, 2017

    Color me Impressed, i hope you guys take it to the next level here’s hoping sega likes it just as much as the community!

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    PervyPizzaSage - October 22, 2017

    I think both joysticks at the top is a more natural fit. Like the wii u. That is the only negative I have for the switch an as xbox an nintendo both are using this layout it would make it more unique but you cant please all. Looks great! Most reviews are saying cost atm… but that comes down to the SEGA support and bulk odering will cut that right down. I hope you do make that LED RGB and all the best! We’re all wanting you to succeed! Even the haters. Mainly for selfish reasons. We all want SEGA back!

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    Craig aka PLATE - October 23, 2017

    Rock on SEGA!!! Awesome news!

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    mikey - October 23, 2017

    I hope they do like the switch and have a portable console as well

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    Brandon - October 23, 2017

    The os needs to be close not open open sega won’t like open

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    Ukog-Nos Takeuchi - October 23, 2017

    If the controller does get its six face buttons, will it still have four shoulder buttons, clickable joysticks (aka L3 & R3) AND the Select and Start button?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 23, 2017

      It will have 4 shoulder buttons, clickable analog sticks and the start / select buttons.

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        Scott Devine - October 23, 2017

        does the controller have a power button?

        1. Chris L
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          Chris L - October 23, 2017

          It does indeed.

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    Scott Devine - October 23, 2017

    Does SEGA approve Spartan?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 23, 2017

      We haven’t pitched the idea to them yet.

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    Allan H - October 23, 2017

    Good, but please don’t do this with open source … and of course add a disc drive on it…

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    Dare2048 - October 23, 2017

    The controller should be comfortable to hold.. those don’t look to be much comfortable to hold ( Idk maybe because I have small hands? just don’t make another original Xbox controller replica…. and yes.. make it feel COMFORTABLE to hold.. like um… I don’t know?)
    Other than that.. this seems cool , but no offence but in anycase will this be anydifferent than latest Gen consoles? Like Ps4 ,etc.
    I hope it has WiFi connection supported , with an Online Internet Service…(yes I would really like to make friends online and play online)
    Good GUI ( Yes I saw The Alpha Spartan OS video on YT , the Gui menu , wasn’t bad… but I want it to look pretty..)
    And the most important thing :
    Equality.
    Well I mean … you know how the PS4 has Playstation Plus? and Xbox has Xbox live gold?
    Well guess what?
    This console shouldn’t.
    This really pisses me off about Ps4 , (yes I own one) I can’t play online with my friends without buying Ps+. I mean who DOESN’T hate buying extra membership for ONLINE services….
    And yes… I was wondering would there be remastered games?
    Like Crazy Taxi , Sonic the Hedgehog ( improved textures ,art)
    ___Sorry for so many questions… I know you can’t answer all of them——
    The onlything I want is the equality thing. If this console has online connectivity ( or soon) , it should have COMPLETELY free online service and with really GOOD seciurity good enough to prevent your account from getting hacked.. (my PSN account got hacked twice ) , and please… no BOTS…..
    **I hate those frickin spam messages**

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    Hooligan - October 23, 2017

    This is looking great!!

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    Chris H - October 23, 2017

    what’s the size of the prototype, this thing looks almost as big as the first xbox, no offense. For a prototype this still looks great. Also have your plans change on how your exactly going to show off the capabilities and possibilities of this thing?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 24, 2017

      It’s actually fairly small. Slightly smaller than the xbox one. 🙂 Next update will be a video of the console running and plugged.

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    I-Stylez - October 23, 2017

    Why not design the controller from segas previous controller concepts? Like add 6 buttons and dreamcasts analog. Maybe have like a touchscreen on controller somewhat lime the dreamcasts pack. Also make it a close OS.

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    Daniel Kellman - October 23, 2017

    Great work on everything so far guys, but you should change the open OS to a closed one. And If sega approves (which they should) make sure we get a lovely sonic game at 4k first; But in anycase Keep Up The Good Work!!!!

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    David G - October 23, 2017

    First off this looks great and i hope it will convince Sega to enter the console market again but here is my question if Sega declines and take up your offer what will happen to the Spartan will it vanish into obscurity or will you continue the project the project without help from Sega?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 24, 2017

      Hey David, thank you for the encouraging comment. If Sega doesn’t approve then we can only decide what to do when it happens. But I won’t let it simply vanish.

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        Tommy O'Neil - November 3, 2017

        Hey Chris, if the first proposal you guys present doesn’t fly with Sega, I think it would be a great idea to pitch the idea of selling the Spartan cases as console-sized Sega-branded PC gaming cases! Just a thought. ;D

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    Julian Najm - October 24, 2017

    I. CAN’T. WAIT!!!!! I have faith in this and I hope SEGA approves!!!

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    sega king - October 24, 2017

    yeah man if sega takes this into production i am totaly gonna buy one

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    Leon Voltery - October 24, 2017

    What you’re doing is incredible. I am in love with Sega since I was a kid. You got my full support and I would buy at least three of this gorgeous console once it is released. Never give up, go Beyond!

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    Ryan - October 24, 2017

    The console looks clean as hell. It looks like something off of Tron, which is one of my favorite movies of all time. The six-button controller would be cool, but there’s no need to rush that. Take your time with it! Gah, I hope SEGA accepts this so that we can get some good ol’ franchise reboots. I think Shinobi, Altered Beast, Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi 4K, Sonic 4K, and Shenmue 3 could be the biggest selling points of this console. Maybe even a collaboration with Valve to exclusively release Half-Life 3 on PC and Spartan, but I doubt Gabe Newell would give that up. Loving the look. I can’t wait to have it on my entertainment center next to my Xbox One and PS4.

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    Jason - October 24, 2017

    Hey, that disc drive being included in the prototype is going to be good for pr, I’m glad your listening. But you know what would help improve the project’s street cred? A modern tech demo of a really old Sega I.p, reinvisioned. E.g Zillion as open world style third person shooter, with cell shading in order to imitate the production I.G. Anima of it. That would get Sega’s attention, now that they’re going with this with the whole amazing Sega thing.

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      Tommy O'Neil - October 25, 2017

      That’s an awesome idea! I second that. X3

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      Vitne - October 27, 2017

      YES! NOT ONLY Sonic. I mean, Sonic is cool and all, but he’s all over the other consoles now. That doesn’t = unique for Sega anymore. Do like a short tech demo re-imagining of a game like Phantasy Star IV, for example. Something that is considered some of Sega’s best, but never seen on other consoles (no, PS Online doesn’t count). Zillion is a cool idea too. Or Space Harrier.

      1. Chris L
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        Chris L - October 27, 2017

        That’s really not a bad idea Vitne! Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Michael M. - October 24, 2017

    While I certainly do hope this is real and doesn’t end up being snake oil like the Coleco Chameleon, i.e. it’s not just some 3d printed case with a capture card or some other such nonsense just to make it look like it has something in it, could you post pictures of the internals of the prototype so that any possibility of this being fake goes out the window?

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    charlie - October 24, 2017

    Can you show us the console playing some kind of demo or is is not possible yet

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 24, 2017

      There will be a video coming soon. 🙂

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        Charlie - November 10, 2017

        I found out you have a YouTube channel. Although I’m a bit mad because you didn’t put the link in the update, thank you for the gameplay Footage

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          Lee - January 27, 2018

          This is nothing this is just a video of then playing old Sega console

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        Charlie - November 10, 2017

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLk2N5UgkAOITG9-6I7A67c1tl19AwNyTd&v=ZA89I5fihhM I’m slightly mad you didn’t put this In the update

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    Joaquin - October 24, 2017

    Where do the games go? Is there any potential for backward compatibility if Sega was onboard?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 26, 2017

      After much deliberation, we were deciding between disc based media or sd card-like media, we’re inserting a disc drive into the chassis of the console.

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    Linser22 - October 25, 2017

    If this ends up a device where I can put in my Saturn disc, play the game, take it out, put in a dreamcast disk, play it as well then this console might have a good enough use case for me to get one. If it ends up needing an external disk drive I can live with that. The number one thing I’m hoping for is if the saturn emulation can be figured out to be pretty faithful. If Sega takes interest and shows them internal documents on the old system, then they may be able to make that a reality.

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      Göröcs Lajos Zsolt - October 26, 2017

      Yeah, it will be the killer function of this console. It really sucks that I can’t play my physical PS1, PS2 and PS3 games on my PS4. IF it’ll be RTM (ready to manufacture), I need backwards compatibilty with my physical copies of games, at least with the Saturn and Dreamcast emulation. It will be cool to put the Saturn CDs and Dreamcast BD-ROMs to play games. I hope that will become a reality.

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        Tommy - October 26, 2017

        Only issue with Dreamcast games (the official releases anyway), is they are GD-Roms. I would imagine that would take a considerable amount of extra R&D to recreate a design for GD-ROM laser mechanisms again..

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    DK - October 25, 2017

    To the extent you’re seeking Sega branding, I don’t think this captures Sega’s aesthetic. It looks too similar to other Steam Boxes or an Alienware machine. While it isn’t as quirky as Nintendo, Sega is definitely a Japanese company and its design choices follow that mindset. I understand you’re seeking Sega branding essentially to distinguish your small factor PC – but unless Sega starts licensing its name en masse to small factor PC makers, you’ll have to stand out in terms of design (as well as price, distribution, etc.).

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    Tião Ferreira - October 25, 2017

    I’m Tião Ferreira, an illustrator and game developer. I saw the Spartan development since bginning. i hope it allows run my games developed on vaious engines, including the newest TITAN IDE.

    Long life for spartan console!

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 26, 2017

      Hey Tião, you’ll be happy to know that Titan IDE already works. Unity and Unreal should work with a bit of fiddling around, there are plans to make proper exporters for popular engines.

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    Talinon - October 27, 2017

    My issue is, if I’m not wrong, it takes time to create games in general. Especially 4k games. With the specs being in the general area of the xbox one x, coming out in just about a month and a half a away, how could this system get the support it would need from 3rd party developers? Of Sega did sign off on it, it would take 2 to 3 years before they could make anything new for it. In that time, Microsoft will be hyping up the next version of their new system if the xbox ones lifespan is any kind of note lol.

    The reason i ask, and i know it’s early but planning for long term success, i really really really want Sega back. Imo they were the only innovators of the gaming industry. They were just so far ahead of the times that people didn’t know what to do with anything they did. First cd system, first color handheld, who at the time knew having a modem in a system to jump on the internet was going to be a staple of gaming when the Saturn dropped?

    I just feel like for this to work, and last, it would have to have the games to back it up Is all. Would love to play destiny 2 or 3 on this thing lol

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 30, 2017

      That’s the main selling point, getting the right games on the Spartan. We’re not going to aim for a release too soon as there is a lot of work to be done. AND it’d be a mistake to try release at the same time Xbox or Playstation too.

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    Scott Devine - October 27, 2017

    See if Sonic Adventure 3 would come to Spartan, it may be the legendary thing of all.

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      Tommy - October 27, 2017

      I always wondered if Sega secretly is refraining from doing Sonic Adventure 3 until they have their own console again. That would be a great decision, to start out their re-entry into the console market with a bang.

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        Scott Devine - October 28, 2017

        You mean the Spartan console?

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          Tommy - October 31, 2017

          Well yeah, but I meant like, a “bang” as in Sonic Adventure 3. To have a console, you need some killer apps.

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    SegaForever - October 27, 2017

    Don’t listen to the youtubers’ negativity and don’t lose your time with them. I really like the idea of the Spartan.

    Since it’s gonna have a disk drive you should focus 100% on the ability for the players to insert a SEGA CD / Saturn / Dreamcast disk into the drive and being able to play the old games through emulation (The spartan would extract the ROM/ISO and run it through an emulator). I’m sure that Sega would like that because:

    1. They allowed AtGames to do the exact same thing with the genesis flashback
    2. It would be like preserving the old games and give people an opportunity to enjoy them again at a better resolution and better frame rate

    As far as the partnership with Sega goes you should try to seek something like AtGames currently has i.e. Sega allowing you to slap their logo on the console and licensing some games.

    Please reply if you agree with these proposals so we know in which direction you’re going with this console 🙂

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 30, 2017

      Hey SegaForever, your ideas are pretty cool and we have/are considering multiple ways to put forward the proposal. In the near future we’ll make an announcement on how we’re going to move forward with the proposal.

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    Ekku-Chan - October 28, 2017

    So this system is backwards compatible, right? Does this mean there will be some way to play our old cartridge games, or Dreamcast/Saturn disc games with either a slot/drive on the console, or an add-on to play those games? Or will the games only be downloadable? 😛

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 30, 2017

      Hey Ekku-Chan, cartridges will be inserted into an external (add-on) cartridge slot. Games will be both downloadable and playable via disc.

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    Scorvic - October 28, 2017

    🎮

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      Scott Devine - November 1, 2017

      Do the Spartan console have a voice actor or an OS have it?

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    Shawndell - October 28, 2017

    i hope things work out hopefully sega says yes to the idea so it becomes a reality because i’m really looking forward to it

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    Ryan Wood - October 29, 2017

    – your project fills me with happiness. I dont know if this is going to have a happy ending. However, I wish you the best of luck.

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    Scorvic - October 30, 2017

    Great, I really like this idea of ​​trying to get Sega back into the hardware with this Spartan console,

    I have a question: Can the old Dreamcast games be playable online on the Spartan?

    I’m sure the Spartan will be accepted by Sega and officialized, because the ideas of the fans are highlighted and accepted, that’s already a big advantage, the communication with the fans is what will make the Spartan is well received.

    Always continue with this voice.

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      Scott Devine - October 30, 2017

      No. Dreamcast games can only be playable offline or via download to eternal storage.

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    Ruben K - October 31, 2017

    Hey Chris, what will happen financially if SEGA does accept it?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 1, 2017

      Hey Ruben, unfortunately we can’t divulge into those kind of details right now. As the project progresses I’m sure it’ll become clear to the public.

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        Ruben K - November 1, 2017

        Thanks for replying! And don’t worry, I understand. One more thing; do you have any accurate date for when the next news update will be?

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    OrphanedPixel - November 3, 2017

    First of all, I wanted to say that this concept seems interesting. There are a few things I think this console could do better and a few clarifications need to be made as well.

    1. This console looks like a generic Steam machine. That is not the look you should go for. Instead, you should go for a look with a similar level of uniqueness to the Sega Dreamcast without copying the Dreamcast’s aesthetic.

    2. Please show a picture of the back ports and the inside of the console. If you don’t, I can’t be sure that this isn’t a fake prototype.

    3. Will this have a good boot screen? As in one that has a similar feel to sixth generation console boot screens? That would be awesome!

    4. You said that there would be emulators for many Sega systems. I wanted some clarification here. You stated that there would be emulators for the Game Gear, Master System, Genesis, Saturn, and Dreamcast. First of all, are these the only consoles you’re emulating? Are you going to emulate systems like the SG-1000, the SG-1000 II, the SC-3000, the SF-7000, the Sega Pico, the Sega CD, the Sega 32X, those weird Sega CD32X games, the Sega AI Computer, the Sega Advanced Pico Beena, and Sega Dreamcast VMU games? What about WindowsCE (WinCE) functionality on the Dreamcast? How will you emulate it and get the licensing to use it? Will you be designing the emulators yourself in association with Sega? If not, what emulators will you use? Will all of these emulated systems be available at launch? Which ones? If not, when?

    If you reply, thank you.

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      OrphanedPixel - November 3, 2017

      In #4 I forgot to mention the SR-1000 which attached to the SC-3000 and allowed users to play games through cassette tapes, rather than though 3-inch floppy disks, as with the SF-7000. Will this be emulated as well?

    2. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 4, 2017

      Hey OrphanedPixel, thank you for your feedback. To answer your questions:

      1. The design isn’t final 🙂 But it’s a direction. We haven’t used the Dreamcast as inspiration (even though it was beautiful) because we aren’t the same team as the team from Project Dream or Dreamcast 2. Your statement will definitely be taken into account for our next design in the future.
      2. The next update will have all that juiciness you asked for. 🙂
      3. You bet it will.
      4. For now we are only supporting the Game Gear, Master System, Genesis, Saturn, and Dreamcast. This will be done through external peripheral that work with cartridges and discs or downloadable content through an online store. Unfortunately we can’t answer any questions regarding Sega’s association as they have not yet endorsed this project and we have not put a proposal forward. All systems will be available to play at launch (IF Sega endorses our proposal).

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    Jacques - November 9, 2017

    I would love to see the console LED’s in blue instead of the red. It’ll closer match the Sega colour scheme.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 13, 2017

      We’ll be implementing programmable LEDs on it. So perhaps blue by default would be the better option.

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    Charlie - November 10, 2017

    Who do I email cuz I have a couple of controller designs based off past consoles

  58. Reply
    Charlie - November 10, 2017

    In the last update you told me that the controller is being redesigned. Are you able to give me an estimate of when it’ll be done

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    MiREK - November 11, 2017

    Hey Spartans,
    Are you planning to cooperate with other “New Sega Console” projects?
    With kind regards,
    MiREK.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 13, 2017

      If Sega gives us the go ahead then we will more than like work on future projects. 🙂

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    MiREK - November 11, 2017

    Hey Spartans,
    Are you planning to cooperate with other “New Sega Console” projects?
    With kind regards,
    MiREK.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 13, 2017

      If we get a yes then we will cooperate with Sega. 🙂

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    Jay - November 12, 2017

    Hi, I like the project, this seems very well made,
    but why not put the 4 USB front of the console ?

    Plug a pad on the back of the console is just not easy,
    it is a bad idea, you should take exemple on some good consoles with 4 ports for gamepad front of the console like, the xbox, the gamecube, and the DREAMCAST 🙂

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 13, 2017

      Hi Jay, the front ports aren’t for controllers they’re meant to have external storage media plugged into them. Our controllers will be wireless.

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    Tommy O'Neil - November 13, 2017

    On what date does the next update come out? o u o

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 13, 2017

      It has been a long time but we’re planning on having a big update. The preparation is taking longer than expected, so the update will come out soon.

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        Tommy - November 13, 2017

        Ah okay. No rush, I was just curious. ^^

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    Konner Montgomery - November 14, 2017

    It looks good. Nice frame/shell. I’m pretty spiked up on hyper existing new. But I have to say the controller looks uncomfortable to hold… it looks to fancy. I’m mean it’s just to long and wide.. but I still can’t wait to see its lineup of games…. how don’t want to see a 4K sonic game or a new soul reaver. I know I do. .. please make a new soul Reaver. .. in 4K.. and not a import..

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 16, 2017

      Hey Konner, the controller is under going a complete redesign to feature 6 face buttons. 🙂 The line up of games that will be made available is purely up to Sega. The “Sonic 4K” we’re building is just a tech demo to show off our hardware and won’t be available as a full game for commercial release.

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    Cody - November 15, 2017

    Great! You say we can play games from past Sega consoles. How do we do so?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 16, 2017

      Hey Cody, you’ll be able to play via discs, cartridges or downloadable content. Please keep in mind this is only a proposal and prototype for Sega. Ultimately they have the final say if we go ahead or not. *hold thumbs* 😉

  65. Reply
    Ruben K - November 16, 2017

    Hey, did your site go offline? For some reason, I couldn’t access it for a few hours as the domain was unavailable. Just a quick question.

  66. Reply
    Nico Pasanen - November 16, 2017

    Hi,

    Can i participate in this project i can give some ideas 🙂

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 16, 2017

      Hi Nico! You are welcome to contribute any ideas you have. We are here to listen to the community and we’re trying to build the best possible console based on what you and others tell us.

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        Nico Pasanen - November 17, 2017

        Hi,

        Is it backward compatible with Dreamcast games also Saturn games?

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    Scott Devine - November 18, 2017

    Do the Spartan games have box arts or cases?

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    Henry - November 18, 2017

    Will there be a white version of the Spartan? If so, will you make a white controller for the white console? If you do I will definitely buy! ☺

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    RYR99 - November 18, 2017

    Is the next major update the back view of the console?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 19, 2017

      Hahaha! Not at all. We’re shooting a video of the console. We’ll boot it up and play a game to show you a working prototype.

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        Scott Devine - November 19, 2017

        If you get SEGA back to the console market with Spartan, we can get Sonic Adventure 3.

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    Scott Devine - November 19, 2017

    If SEGA accept Spartan, they call it ”SEGA Spartan”.

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    AidenDoesGaming - November 20, 2017

    The 6 button controller would be pretty cool. But what i fear is that it may be like the saturn’s controller. So how do you think it should be designed?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 21, 2017

      Hi Aiden, the redesign doesn’t look at all the same as the Saturn controller, the only things similar are the 6 face buttons and the 8 directional keypad. 🙂

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        AidenDoesGaming - December 1, 2017

        In a way, i am honored that you answered my question…

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    Scott Devine - November 20, 2017

    Will the cartridges and discs be in Spartan cases?

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    mark - November 20, 2017

    Raspberry Pie has killed your chances bit of a waste of time really
    most consoles that are out already have sega and Nintendo classics available
    Xbox 360 has a huge catalogue of older games you can grab and Nintendo with its virtual console.
    Sega Develops for all consoles. they aren’t going to give up getting loyalties from the masses to come out with one console format again. I grew up on sega I loved it. had the sega master system 2 and mega drive 2 and they were bot great consoles but seriously stop living in the past. This will never get of the ground. awaiting post to be removed.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 21, 2017

      Hi Mark,

      One of the main purposes of this console will be to allow people to play their old physical media from previous gen Sega consoles. In addition we have the hardware power to play current gen games. If Sega says no, then we may just release this device as it’s own entity.

      There’s no need for us to remove your post as you do make valid points. 🙂

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    Viper Volt - November 23, 2017

    When do you think it will be out and if/when it comes out how much will it cost. You don’t have to give the exact answers just an estimate.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 25, 2017

      We aim to have it cost around the same price as a PS4 Pro. 🙂

  75. Reply
    Scott Devine - November 23, 2017

    Hi.

    Can I play SEGA Genesis games on SD cards/cartridges and Dreamcast on discs? I hope the Spartan will include SEGA CD and 32X content in the future.

  76. Reply
    Scott Devine - November 25, 2017

    Does the Spartan have memory card slots?

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    Asiel contreras - November 25, 2017

    Are you guys done with the design? Cuz it looks a little distorted as if it came out of a 3d printer and there isn’t as much detail. Now I now that you guys are going to criticize me and say that you guys are small still, and I know that I just want to say if you guys can make it more appealing to the eye. Maybe I can come up with a design but just saying i’m only 13 and cannot do it on the computer I would do it as an idea or just as a base. So if you could tell me your address maybe I could send you something. Many people are disliking the looks of your controller and maybe I could help but, asi I said before I am only thirteen and I am not a pro but maybe you could just consider it.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 25, 2017

      Hey hey Asiel, it may look distored but it’s just the angle of the photo. 🙂 We’re going through 4 prototyping phases. This is just the first iteration so the design is being updated to include a disc drive and making it slightly more symmetrical. 🙂

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    aidan - November 25, 2017

    I would take this no questions asked

  79. Reply
    aidan - November 25, 2017

    I love sonic

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    aidan - November 26, 2017

    lol

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    David Guffey - November 27, 2017

    Hello Chris i would like to ask a few questions about the Spartan that i have lodged in the back of my mind. The first is what is the price point for this system. 2 when will dev kits come out for developers. 3.In what ways can i help making this dream become a reality i love Sega and this makes me hopeful that they will reenter the console market Thanks for your time.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - December 5, 2017

      Hi David,

      1. The price point will be between the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X.
      2. As we are building the first prototype, our prototype is basically the only dev kit out. We are splitting development into 3 phases. Each phase will have an updated prototype. In the 3rd phase, we will be able to release dev kits as we will be closer the final console build.
      3. We’ll announce a simple way for users to be able to support us very soon. It won’t be crowd funding and people won’t need to donate anything.

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    Wilfredo - November 28, 2017

    It look ok but. In order to make Sega officially approve. You have to show the real working console a video of the actual console and show the actual hardware. To convince Sega to approved your project Because just show a picture it doesn’t convince me to anything.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - December 5, 2017

      That is the plan for the next update. We will be making a video of the console running. 🙂

      1. Reply
        Scott Devine - December 5, 2017

        In addition to this, will there be new games, like Sonic Adventure 3?

  83. Reply
    Wilfredo - November 28, 2017

    Keep going . Look amazing

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    Conner - November 30, 2017

    What will happen if Sega rejects the proposal of going back into the console war? I have serious doubts that Sega would even want go back into the console market.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - December 5, 2017

      If Sega declines this proposal we may release the product as it’s own entity.

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        Jimmyb1982 - February 2, 2018

        Would you still get a licence to put SEGAs back catalogue on say an online store?

        1. Chris L
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          Chris L - March 24, 2018

          This would be the only route we would take.

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    Scott Devine - December 3, 2017

    Takashi Ilzuka said ”If we get the gameplay to evolve and get to a place where Adventure 3 makes sense, then you’ll see an Adventure 3 come out.”

  86. Reply
    Flamiemeister - December 5, 2017

    Hey Chris, when is the next update?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - December 5, 2017

      The next update will be coming within the next 2 weeks.

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        Tommy O'Neil - December 21, 2017

        Oopsie. o u o Lol.

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        Akin - December 22, 2017

        it hasnt

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    Tommy - December 5, 2017

    Hey Chris, this question might seem like it’s coming out of left field, but…….. Does this by any offchance have anything to do with this project? O:

    https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-sega-sammy-holdings-says-units-get/brief-sega-sammy-holdings-says-units-get-gaming-equipment-manufacture-and-sales-license-in-nevada-us-idUSL3N1O52E1

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    Noah - December 7, 2017

    I so want this, it is way cooler then my ps4 and me and a bunch of friends here at Dayton high school was all just looking at this and talking about if it does release we would love to buy one i will differently be keeping an eye out for it and cant wait to see it.

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    Roel - December 7, 2017

    Looks great, and the promises are big too. Please make it support VR at launch. I think it’s a big selling point for the PlayStation 4 too (Affordable half-descent VR platform). It would be good if you could connect a Vive or Oculus Rift to it as easily as Sony does it with PSVR. I really hope this doesn’t fail because of a too steep price tag.

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    Dalton - December 9, 2017

    Looks nice. 🙂

  91. Reply
    Eldad Dimba - December 11, 2017

    WHEN’S THE NEXT UPDATE!!!!!!!!

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      Tommy - December 11, 2017

      Lol, dude chill. They might not even be getting paid for this thing, who knows?

      1. Reply
        Ruben K - December 11, 2017

        Yeah, they’re probably not.

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    Tom - December 12, 2017

    Hey Chris,

    I know this is like my 3rd comment on here XD But I just thought of something:

    I think you should try and incorporate the Sega Forever branding into the console. If you do that, you guys will be complimenting Sega’s current plans and strategy. If you show Sega that this can be the first game console that officially has Sega Forever games running on it, that may help spark their interest. That would also go along with your plan as well, because the strategy behind Sega Forever is to deliver all the classic Sega games to everyone.

    I really think using Sega’s own current branding in the Spartan will really help get them to show some interest. Let me know what you think! 🙂

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      Ruben K - December 12, 2017

      Wow, this is actually an amazing idea! Take notes from this comment!

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        Tommy - December 13, 2017

        Lol. > w < Thanks!

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    sven - December 17, 2017

    what games does the spartan have?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - March 24, 2018

      Right now it’s backwards compatible with previous Sega gen titles. We have a few Indie developers that have created builds for our console. These will be announced in the future.

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    Márcio Clara - December 18, 2017

    Boa Tarde Cris, eu amei o projeto que vocês estão fazendo, e tenho certeza que a SEGA vai aceitar sim a proposta de vocês, eu sou “SEGA MANIACO” amo os games da SEGA e com esse novo console ,nossa seria como o DreamCast 2 , assim como o Dream o projeto Spartan também vai ser muito Amado!
    Parabéns a todos vocês Desenvolvedores ,um grande Abraço!

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - December 26, 2017

      Thank you for the kind words and your support. 🙂

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        Braxton - February 28, 2018

        Can I make Spartan merch? Please reply.

        1. Chris L
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          Chris L - March 24, 2018

          Spartan may not be the final name of the product. Thanks for the support. 🙂

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    MiREK - December 26, 2017

    Is there any progress right now? Also, can you show me links to your social media sites? I really want to see news regarding you.

  96. Reply
    Göröcs Lajos Zsolt - December 28, 2017

    Wait a minute… Chris, if the next news update has delayed, approx. when will you bring news about the controller, the rewrote software and the decision of SEGA?

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    Bret Joseph Brennan - December 29, 2017

    Hey Chris when will SEGA endorse this right to be reserved and schedule their Release Date on the Dreamcast 2 after over 16 years after their Original Dreamcast can they do it sometime late 2018 like by or before December 12, 2018

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - December 31, 2017

      We wish we could give you an exact date but that’s not possible until further discussions have been made with SEGA.

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        Jimmyb1982 - February 2, 2018

        Hi Chris, has SEGA given you guys any feedback or a reply at all or are you waiting?

        1. Chris L
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          Chris L - March 24, 2018

          Once we have made more progress we will only contact Sega.

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    CHRISTOPHER - December 30, 2017

    Are the pictured controller and console open concept or is that roughly the design choice you guys prefer? Open to change on design based on what SEGA says. Just curious, I understand that concepts are about displaying the idea and not the final product or idea entirely. just curious if you all have other controller designs knocking around.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - March 24, 2018

      This is the design choice we preferred but with the second iteration we’re open to suggestions. 🙂

  99. Reply
    RYR99 - January 3, 2018

    When is the next update?

  100. Reply
    Mystic Monkey - January 5, 2018

    As Silver in Sonic Forces once said “I’m an optimist, but also a realist.” As much as I would love it to be the “Sega Spartan”, I can’t really imagine Sega to afford to make and mass-produce consoles again let alone want one thats mostly third-party built.

    As for my oppinion on consoles apperance, while I do like the glowing feature, I think it looks a bit too rigid. Especially the controller. It’s hard to put into words how I feel about it other than it doesn’t look “Sega” to me, it looks like it’s trying to be sleek and “edgy” over Sega’s past consoles which were more rounded and “approachable”.
    It’s as if the design was chosen for what appeals as a modern console instead of why Sega consoles were appealing to begin with. Sega consoles have basic designs with curves that gave it makes it appear interesting and welcoming than trying to look too cool and edgy. It’s a console, not a decked-out gamers PC.
    Being inspired by past Sega consoles would be critically ideal for designing an eighth generation console given the Nintendo Switch has ditched the Wii-U’s curved appeal for a more basic, black slab like design while the XBox One and PS4 adopt more black-square like designs. A console that not as blak, square or rigid and appears more like a grey Sega Saturn or a white Dreamcast will be more attractive to the eyes and stand out more.
    Still I like the glowing feature, it makes what makes the console unique stand out more and can serve as an indicator for various hardware conditions.

    As for the controller I can tell was inspired by the XBox 360 controller with the rigid Spartan design. Instead what if it was an XBox 360 controller with a Dreamcast controller like design and feel? Give players all the functionality for an XBox360 controller but feel like holding a Saturn or Dreamcast controller?
    And while this is the least of my concerns that should bother me, but ditch the XBox colours for the controller buttons. Maybe go with japanese Sega Saturn controllers colouring of buttons? Or if it’s going to remain just 4-button controller, go with Dreamcast button colours instead. This way when the console plays Sega Saturn or Dreamcast games the button order may remain faithful.
    I know such a minor thing shouldn’t bother me, but as I said this console feels more like it’s own console than a Sega console. PlayStation and XBox stuck with it’s colours co-ordinations since they began their console series, so a (potential) Sega console should do the same?

    Still these are just my oppinions on it. While I doubt Sega would accept Sparta or make any consoles anytime soon, I am still hopeful as anyone who grew up with Sega.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - March 24, 2018

      We’re dividing the development of this project into 3 phases. Each phase will have a reiterated design. Sega’s designs are far less rigid that’s for sure so that’s a direction we’ll move towards.

      The revised controller design has 6 buttons. The button colors have certainly changed.

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    Jonathan D.W. Thompson - January 10, 2018

    I would love if the Spartan can play Blu-ray discs and have Bluetooth option, especially with the classic SEGA controllers coming out with Bluetooth. Plus, can it have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, YouTube, and Twitch.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - January 16, 2018

      A blu-ray disc player will be introduced in the second design iteration of the console. 🙂 Including Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video is something we’ll only consider after all gaming aspects of the prototype have been fleshed out and created. Our primary focus is to make this a gaming device, so Youtube streaming and Twitch streaming will be included from the go.

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        RYR99 - January 18, 2018

        Bet the second iteration will be included in the third update.

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    Trokon Hufnagel - January 12, 2018

    Are you going to develop a handheld alternative to the Spartan as well? I really like portable game consoles like the Nintendo Switch. Also, have you contacted Murasaki and The Great Lange about Sonic Utopia? That would be the perfect launch title!

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - March 24, 2018

      Portability is important and our next phase may lean more towards a portable device.

  103. Reply
    Trokon Hufnagel - January 12, 2018

    Are you going to develop a handheld alternative to the Spartan as well? I really like portable game consoles like the Nintendo Switch. Also, have you contacted Murasaki and The Great Lange about Sonic Utopia? That would be the perfect launch title!

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - January 16, 2018

      We’ve looked into it but the handheld won’t be developed alongside the main prototype home console. It’s something we’ll only consider if the main console gets the go ahead.

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    Funny Paradox - January 13, 2018

    Please Set 4 Triggers In The Controller (that pratic and all other controller have it)

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - January 15, 2018

      The controller will have 4 triggers and 6 face buttons. 🙂

  105. Reply
    Scott Devine - January 18, 2018

    Is the new Sonic game coming this year?

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    Bruno Torres - January 18, 2018

    Just to Say , Best D-pad ever “Sega Saturn” i would love to see a D- Pad like that again. The 6 buttons will be like 3 + 3 Like ABC XYZ ? I would like to see a VMU again, but this time the VMU with battery that supply the controller, then you can take it out and play classic games in it “Sonic , Streets of Rage,etc” .
    If we are Dreaming let’s Dream BIG.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - March 24, 2018

      The new controller design will have 6 buttons. The VMU may be something we could look into. It’s a nice idea.

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    Jesse James Peterman - January 19, 2018

    I hope to see your console on the market. I have a theory that more consoles on the market would give the giants more competition. I believe it is the competition that makes the makers of consoles build better consoles. With three major systems maybe a fourth if Atari stays around. Just seems quality has went down. If there was more competition amongst the leading makers maybe prices would come down a tad. Have a great day.

  108. Reply
    Tommy - January 24, 2018

    It’s now nearing the end of January, and there’s still no update on the project? That’s pretty alarming guys.

    I’m starting to grow more skeptical about the Spartan console as each day passes without any new content showing the machine in action, or the controller. It’s starting to look more and more like an Ataribox or Coleco Chameleon kind of situation. Aside from being a month late for the third update, Sega and Retro-bit’s partnership actually has me more excited than this does, which is bad.

    If you guys would like some feedback, here it is:

    1) Plan better so there’s always consistent updates on the site. If things don’t go according to plan and you don’t have everything you want for a large-scale update, release a smaller update. I also noticed that your Facebook, YouTube and Instagram accounts have content that aren’t on the website. I would’ve posted that content here as an update.

    2) Don’t release downscaled, grainy pictures if you have the capability to post higher-res pictures. You mentioned before that the camera used to take these initial pictures is of low quality. But I checked the model that you mentioned, and it DOES in fact take 1080P images. Post the full-size images online please.

    3) The 4K Sonic game shouldn’t be demoed to us as a GIF animation. That’s silly. Post a full YouTube clip that’s in full 4K if the demo really IS 4K like you claim.

    Sorry if I sound harsh here guys, but for as late as the third update is, you had this kind of comment coming to you. Hope you can improve so my attitude towards this can change. :/

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      RYR99 - March 6, 2018

      Maybe this will change your mind;
      There’s been a lot of trouble in our country as of late. There is civil unrest and the city where out office is based is going to be the first city in the world to run out of water. So we’ve had members emigrating and it’s likely that we’ll be moving our offices abroad too.

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        Tommy O'Neil - March 14, 2018

        If what you’re saying is in fact the truth, then I really honestly apologize for that and hope you guys are able to recover from it.

        At the same time though, is there any solid proof that you have for what you’re saying here? The reason why I feel skeptical is because every “Dreamcast 2” project, or any kind of proposal that has attempted to bring Sega back into the console business has always failed for one reason or another. This just seems like those other projects right now.

        I really do apologize, but that’s what it’s coming off like dude… Again, if you ARE indeed being truthful with me here, I hope you guys are able to recover and succeed with this thing. But at the same time, how do we know you’re *really* based in South Africa? It’s just really hard to believe anymore…

        1. Chris L
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          Chris L - March 24, 2018

          We understand your frustration. Development hasn’t stopped, it has just temporarily slowed down. Even if Sega doesn’t take it. We can still turn this into something.

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    Jimmyb1982 - February 2, 2018

    This almost looked promising. Is there no way old and new games could be put on a small network of servers so they can be downloaded onto the console through the O.S.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - March 24, 2018

      Thats partially the idea. 🙂

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    Laurynas - February 6, 2018

    this is not a poor camera, this is 3d renders with some grain to hide that the pictures are fake…:D

  111. Reply
    Alfred - February 7, 2018

    IBM POWER9 CPU 4 cores https://secure.raptorcs.com/content/CP9M01/purchase.htmland nvidia ampere gpu connected through nvlink would be amazing

  112. Reply
    Leon Voltery - February 17, 2018

    Chris, you have to fix the sentence “This is project is fake”.

    Just helping you to make this website more professional lol.

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      Tommy O'Neil - March 11, 2018

      If what you’re saying is in fact the truth, then I really honestly apologize for that and hope you guys are able to recover from it.

      At the same time though, is there any solid proof that you have for what you’re saying here? The reason why I feel skeptical is because every “Dreamcast 2” project, or any kind of proposal that has attempted to bring Sega back into the console business has always failed for one reason or another. This just seems like those other projects right now.

      I really do apologize, but that’s what it’s coming off like dude… Again, if you ARE indeed being truthful with me here, I hope you guys are able to recover and succeed with this thing. But at the same time, how do we know you’re *really* based in South Africa? It’s just really hard to believe anymore…

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      Tommy O'Neil - March 11, 2018

      If what you’re saying is in fact the truth, then I really honestly apologize for that and hope you guys are able to recover from it.

      At the same time though, is there any solid proof that you have for what you’re saying here? The reason why I feel skeptical is because every “Dreamcast 2” project, or any kind of proposal that has attempted to bring Sega back into the console business has always failed for one reason or another. This just seems like those other projects right now.

      I really do apologize, but that’s what it’s coming off like dude… Again, if you ARE indeed being truthful with me here, I hope you guys are able to recover and succeed with this thing. But at the same time, how do we know you’re *really* based in South Africa? It’s just really hard to believe anymore…

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      Tommy O'Neil - March 11, 2018

      Oops, that was supposed to be in response to RYR99. Sorry > 3 <

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    Lynn - February 19, 2018

    Hey Spartan team. I am excited for updates on this but I wanna warn you. You have to think like a perfectionist and be a perfectionist when making this. Keep in mind that when you are pitching this system to Sega, you might also have to present it to Sega of Japan. In the 90s SOJ had a hostile relationship to SOA and they still have some communication problems to this day. You will be pitching a next gen console and you have to make it polished and focused. Most importantly, you have to appeal to Japanese gamers. You HAVE to. Look at where the Xbox flopped. The design of the hardware, controller, and name just did not fly with Japan. Observe how Nintendo and Sony’s systems attract a worldwide audience and take notes from that. Also, try to diversify the console with the competition. Try and keep up the theme and “feel” of Sega consoles in the past, along with their brand in general. Make it feel different from the Xbox One X or the PS4 or Switch. Lastly, polish up the OS system. This is the heart and soul of your console and although its running on Linux now, you may want to distance yourself from that in the future.

    Also try and improve your overall presentation of the site and social media accounts. Professional photos and videos would be appreciated and your “sign up” email leads to the wrong web domain.

    Good luck.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - March 24, 2018

      Thank you 🙂

  114. Reply
    Lynn - February 19, 2018

    Hey Spartan team. I am excited for updates on this but I wanna warn you. You have to think like a perfectionist and be a perfectionist when making this. Keep in mind that when you are pitching this system to Sega, you might also have to present it to Sega of Japan. In the 90s SOJ had a hostile relationship to SOA and they still have some communication problems to this day. You will be pitching a next gen console and you have to make it polished and focused. Most importantly, you have to appeal to Japanese gamers. You HAVE to. Look at where the Xbox flopped. The design of the hardware, controller, and name just did not fly with Japan. Observe how Nintendo and Sony’s systems attract a worldwide audience and take notes from that. Also, try to diversify the console with the competition. Try and keep up the theme and “feel” of Sega consoles in the past, along with their brand in general. Make it feel different from the Xbox One X or the PS4 or Switch. Lastly, polish up the OS system. This is the heart and soul of your console and although its running on Linux now, you may want to distance yourself from that in the future.

    Also try and improve your overall presentation of the site and social media accounts. Professional photos and videos would be appreciated and your “sign up” email leads to the wrong web domain.

    Good luck.

  115. Reply
    Gabe - February 21, 2018

    When will this be proposed to SEGA? And I wish you guys the best of luck I really hope to see this on shelves!!

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - March 24, 2018

      We will only propose this to Sega once we are further on with this project.

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    John Cool Jones - February 24, 2018

    Hey guys, how are things going with the Spartan project? Are you guys still working on the new console & controller design (I think you’ve said you were doing this)? Also, has Sega said anything about this? Finally, when is the next update coming? It’s been a few months since a new update was promised. You guys should release some teaser videos or images to keep us interested!

    Of course, take your time with this, guys!

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - March 24, 2018

      We’ll be releasing smaller updates on this project until we’ve settled after moving.

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    GPineda - March 18, 2018

    The nest generation of console (PS4, Xbox 2) will have a 6 or 8 GB graphic card. I suggest you to remove the 4GB GPU and add a 8GB GPU or more powerfull or a console that the users could change and replace few composants like RAM memory and GPU like a PC and launch the console a year ago the next generation to make the sucess of the genesis and do a mondial exit of a console not only on dev country like Europa, Japan and USA but on the BRICS.

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    GPineda - March 18, 2018

    The next genration of console(Xbox é and PS4) will have a 6 or 8 GB GPU and 4 for the Spartan. I suggest you to replace the 4GB GPU for a 8 GB GPU and this GPU like The RAM Memory could bechange by the user. Your console have to export the console not only on dev countries like Europa, USA or Japan but to sort the console on Russia, China, India, Brazil and south africa where they have billions potential users and I advice you to delivery the console a year ago the Xbox 2 and PS4.
    And do a controler that could change to a handheld console which will be less powerfull than the spartan.

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