Spartan Controller and Sonic 4K tech demo

Welcome to the very first update of the Spartan console. On a bimonthly basis we’ll bring you news on the hardware and software that’s running on the Spartan.

The Spartan console is a proposal to bring Sega back into the console market. We have a working prototype and photos/videos will be released soon of the working console. Our aim is to be backwards compatible with previous gen Sega games via an online store. Be sure to sign up to our newsletter to get more updates.

Today we’ve got news about:

  • The new Spartan controller.
  • A brand new tech demo we’re developing called, Sonic 4K (the name is temporary)
  • A render and news on the new console design.

The Spartan controller.

Sega Spartan controller gamepad

The controller has an overall matte finish and since comfortably in the hands. Because of this finish, you can still fortunately hold on to the controller even if your hands are sweaty as hell.

It has the following features:

  • A TURBO button (because that is a worthy feature).
  • Rumble motors.
  • 50 hour battery life.
  • 7 – 10 meter range.
  • White and Black versions will be available.
  • More features will be added…

There will be various colours available after the initial release as well as clip on grips and skin. There’ll be more updates on the controller in the coming weeks.

The Sonic 4K Tech Demo

Yup, you read that right. We’re preparing to show off the hardware with a graphically rich open world Sonic demo game which will be running at 4K. Look at this juicy gif snippet below.

There will be a full video released in the next update.

The Spartan console case design

What’s currently happening is that the case has been designed and the first case is finalising being made. It’s literally 1 or 2 days before it arrives at my doorstep. THEN I’ll put the parts all together and BANG! We have our first prototype.

Yes, this is another 3d render of a mean looking console but don’t go away! In the next update there’ll be pictures of the actual console!

In the next update, there will be details on SpartanOS, photos (maybe a video) of the console running and a Sonic 4K video!

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309 thoughts on “Spartan Controller and Sonic 4K tech demo

  1. Reply
    Flamiemeister - October 5, 2017

    Any idea how much it’ll be retail and if it’ll run unity? I was working on indie game for wii u but might make on spartan too.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 5, 2017

      I’m happy to let you know that there will be a Unity plugin to export to Spartan. 🙂 As for the retail price… I’m not in a position to disclose that yet. 🙁

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        Patrick Umshler - October 21, 2017

        I’ve faith in this

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          sven - January 5, 2018

          me too

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        Neo - October 21, 2017

        sega is not going to want this to be os there going to have it closed to there own store and if you argue they never actually want to produce this thats my problem and that makes me scared because then it might not even take it beecuse there just focused on money like every big company Now heres a better idea they have you be able to download from steam or segas own store

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          Chris L - October 22, 2017

          Hey Neo, you’re right. We’re just building a prototype to show Sega what can be done. If they accept this then they can do what they please with the OS.

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        Michael L. - October 22, 2017

        I just found out about this project. Can anyone sign the petition for Sega? I would love for Sega to be great again. Sonic is awesome but don’t forget about games like Earthworm Jim and Boogerman! LOL.

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          sven - January 5, 2018

          if sega does not exept then realese it anyways as your own console!

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            Chris L - March 24, 2018

            That is definitely an option.

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        Durmus - November 3, 2017

        It will be a little hard people who do not know enough but Sega why only now 2017 I want the same gameplay with best graphics is very important obviously last thing Sega I want to play the good old disc and cd games but without emulator with our old collection

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        Johnathan love - November 17, 2017

        I would like to say that I’m good with Android products and os I would love to work on this product with you and make this happen because I think outside the box and I will do free of charge just to help you get this product to market its not just the fans its also to make something that was not just lost the sega company went in another direction but if you can make this happen your dream came true for all of us don’t have people tell you what to put in the product go what your heart tell you to do if you don’t. Then that dream won’t become our reality so do what you want not what anyone else tells you to do

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        Luis - December 21, 2017

        What we are looking for is a return of an updated VMU.That is what would make it different from other consoles.Also make the VMU rechargeable and give it a touch screen.With that on the controller it adds new gameplay elements to games.

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        Micheal Buckoski - April 21, 2018

        What are the current specs? As of today . i know they may change .

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          Chris L - April 30, 2018

          Currently,

          – 250 GB SSD for the OS.
          – 1 or 2 TB storage for games
          – 16GB DDR4 Ram
          – 4GB GPU

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      Chris - October 5, 2017

      The controller and console look awesome. I hope this turns out to be purely a gaming console and not another playstation or xbox.

      1. Chris L
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        Chris L - October 5, 2017

        Thank you! 🙂 That means a lot. There hasn’t been any consideration for this to be a movie streaming device except for live game streaming. So we’re only focusing on gaming.

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          Dr.Dynamo - October 18, 2017

          Is this system officially supported by Sega? Or is this a third party system?

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            Chris L - October 18, 2017

            This is not an official Sega console. As mentioned, this project is a proposal to Sega.

          2. Scott Devine - October 18, 2017

            When this petition reaches to 35,000, this console will be officially announced next year’s E3.

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            Chris L - October 18, 2017

            It won’t. This is not an official Sega product.

          4. Scott Devine - October 18, 2017

            until…

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          John R Reynolds - October 24, 2017

          I would love to see see Sega become a top gaming console competitor again. The new Spartan system looks really awesome so far. I just hope and pray that there will be a wide variety of game titles for the console. Not just ones geared for younger demographic. I’d want to see plenty of adult themed titles as well

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      Illcitvirus115 - October 28, 2017

      What? And risk absolute monstrosities Like Air Control, The Slaughtering Grounds and Galactic Hitman saturate the console?

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      ricgf@yahoo.combr - December 13, 2017

      I buy if the controler is like “genesis” os “sega saturn” style with 6 frontal buttons.

      We dont need 4 butons in the shoulder, only 2. All game industry is wrong with this layout(psone culprit).

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    Mizakit - October 5, 2017

    I am so so so excited omg!

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      Soto - October 6, 2017

      Don’t get me wrong, it’s been a long time coming for a game-dedicated console to come out, but I honestly wouldn’t mind it to have compatibility for apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Twitch, Youtube, etc. If this has any intention of competing with the modern market, it HAS to have some form of access to other media outside of gaming, even if it’s minimal.

      1. Chris L
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        Chris L - October 6, 2017

        There will be Twitch and Youtube right off the bat. Anything else hasn’t been considered yet as we’re focusing on getting older and current gen games running well.

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        Junior - October 19, 2017

        Same,i would still like for it to have Netflix and YouTube 🙂

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      charlie - October 20, 2017

      With the ever growing console market. You might want to think about having an optional portable accessory because of the switch and Sony’s recently filed a patent for Something similar. With the main console itself, I’d recommend you have an optional stand to make it vertical like the ps2 and Wii. With the controller, some people are going to instantly draw similarities to the Xbox one controller, I’d recommend making the grips smaller and making the width slightly bigger. As you post updates on Spartan ill keep sending recommendations.

      1. Chris L
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        Chris L - October 20, 2017

        We do have a vertical stand. As for the controller, that is going under a huge revamp.

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          charlie - October 21, 2017

          I still this the optional switch like add-on is a pretty good idea

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          Dominic Lucero - October 22, 2017

          You might want to add (2) more face buttons too in the controller revamp, if you want this console to live up to the stated “backwards compatible with previous gen SEGA games”– because some of the best SEGA games were on the Genesis and Saturn with their 6-button controllers, which were better than their competitor’s 4-button layouts.
          Get it done Spartan, and you’ll have more industry support and hyped belief that this is actually happening. And SEGA might actually take your prototype serious, demonstrating that you are covering all the bases and not half-assing your design.

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            Chris L - October 22, 2017

            We’re actually revamping the controller to have 6 face buttons! 🙂 Thanks for your kind words.

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      sven - January 5, 2018

      me too

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    Miguel Torez - October 5, 2017

    Will this console have a disc drive and support from Sega? It’s too bad it’s not a hybrid.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 5, 2017

      For now, there is no disc drive. In the future we could have peripherals (A GD-Rom for Dreamcast) which plug into the console to support older games.

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        Scott Devine - October 10, 2017

        Can Spartan use GD-Rom?

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      Dwayne - October 21, 2017

      Sega been out console market for almost 20yrs, If new Sega system comes out, I hope they don’t repeat mistakes made in pass with 3rd party game support and marketing.

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    Alex - October 5, 2017

    shut up and take my money

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      Göröcs Lajos Zsolt - October 22, 2017

      Same, too. But where can I preorder it? 😀

      1. Chris L
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        Chris L - October 22, 2017

        Unfortunately this is just a prototype. So only if it goes into production it’ll be up for preorder.

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    Toby Green - October 5, 2017

    Love it. Bring it on.

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    Michael M. - October 5, 2017

    As much as i’d love to believe this I have been burnt by other snake oil projects claiming to be making a new console, and if this doesn’t end up like the Coleco chameleon then I will support this as much as one human possibly could

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 5, 2017

      I hear you. I truely do. We’re running everything under one roof, which means there isn’t a team spread across the world in different timezones. So progress is constant and moving forward.

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    sega gamer - October 5, 2017

    OK seriously why does this look like an xbox controller? However, at least you have the A, B buttons in the correct place unlike nintendo. Anyway, invert the Dpad and analog stick for gods sake. I know most people dont think about this but symmetry is important

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 5, 2017

      Ergonomically the Xbox controller has the best layout. This has been researched and tested from dozens of users. Fortunately, it’ll be possible to create a symmetrical controller with the analog sticks inline. 🙂

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        Virgo - October 18, 2017

        One thing I would like to see, if this is going to be a SEGA console, is six face buttons.
        When I think of classic SEGA I think of a six button Street Fighter, or Streets of Rage on the Genesis.

        1. Chris L
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          Chris L - October 18, 2017

          The 6 button controller face is something that’s been hugely demanded so we’re looking into giving the controller an update 🙂

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      Keafiness - October 5, 2017

      NO WAY..!! We don’t want a Playstation controller..! The left analogue stays above the d-pad, just LIKE THE ORIGINAL DREAMCAST..!!!

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      AM64 - October 9, 2017

      WHAT?! SERIOUSLY?! gtfo PSDRONE, nintendo created the A B buttons, how can THEY be the ones who have it wrong, also, the ergonomics of the xbox controller are WAY better than the PS. (ergonomics does not give a fuck about symmetry)

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      Spitfire - November 12, 2017

      Microsoft originally copied Sega’s controller design of the Dreamcast pad with the original Xbox’s controller. So, if anything, Microsoft has copied Sega for the most of 3 console generations.

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    Kudos - October 5, 2017

    Much excited.
    How do you see the process of bringing games to the console looking, will it be a matter of accuring just the rights for the classic conent and indie support or do you see the possibility of actual new Sega content support.

    I’m sure that’s a ways away, just wanted an idea what the plan was since your getting closer to that point.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 5, 2017

      This console serves as a proposal to Sega. There’s nothing official yet. The infrastructure for new developers to come on board is currently happening. We’re planning on getting exporters setup for Unreal Engine and Unity. So indie devs can have fun. As for new Sega content and older classic games, there will be more info coming on that.

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    Antonio Quirós - October 5, 2017

    Am I the only one who is missing the nostalgia effect here?
    With all due respect, and not trying to diminish all the hard work that has been involved here, this project strikes me as it lost focus on bringing a Dreamcast successor.

    This looks like a fine new console, but not like I imagined a Dreamcast 2 would be. Is more like an Xbox 2.

    Dreamcast is a beautiful, noble console and deserves to have a successor that honors it.

    What would I like to see:
    – White! (I mean, it should really be white)
    – Dreamcast logo? Anywhere?
    – Smaller maybe…

    Please don’t tell me you are using all the fuzz created by a “New Dreamcast Console” to merchandise your own completely different console.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 5, 2017

      This is a proposal for a new generation Sega console. Sega themselves didn’t seem to be a fan of releasing consoles with numbers assigned to them. Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast and hopefully Sega Spartan.

      This is NOT a “Dreamcast Successor”. Sure you could play previous gen games on it, but it’s a new console.

      If all works out, there’ll be a white version. As this is not a successor, the Dreamcast logo won’t be used.

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    Jacob - October 5, 2017

    I’m sorry to sound dissenting here but what separates this from being just a new console, what makes it similar to the Dreamcast or a spiritual successor of it?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris - October 5, 2017

      That’s the thing, this is a new console. This is not meant to be the Dreamcast 2. It’s a proposal for a brand new Sega console. With backwards compatibility.

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        Jacob - October 5, 2017

        Hopefully everything works out. Hopefully the backwards compatibility is solid and you guys get licensed correctly for everything. I figure since the original hardware used in the Dreamcast is unavailable for production it’ll probably be based on emulation of the original console, and possibly other older generation ones as well? Also any word on a time frame to expect Dev kits to be sent out and allowing developers to program for the platform? I’m hoping this gets enough backing to get great games out of the box, and several amazing launch titles. Too many projects die without great momentum out of the gate(Looking at you, Ouya).

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        Junior - October 19, 2017

        Hopefully they can bring most of the DC Games over along with making them look a little better,they don’t have to be remade just tidy them up for our 4k screens 🙂

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    Shaun Double - October 5, 2017

    Hello,
    While making a console is surely possible with enough finance and expertise how do you get to make a Sonic 4k game?
    Surely Sega will not be happy with this or licence the name to you?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 5, 2017

      This is purely a fan made tech demo, there are many fan made Sonic games out there. Sega owns all the rights of the Sonic franchise and we don’t claim any rights to the name. If Sega tells us to stop the Sonic 4K demo, then we’ll happily oblige.

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        Soto - October 6, 2017

        It seems evident that people forgot about how Sonic Mania and all of the recent Sonic the Hedgehog re-releases came about, thanks to Christian Whitehead.

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    DANTE - October 5, 2017

    This is all FAKE

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 5, 2017

      Subscribe to our newsletter to find out if it’s real or fake. 🙂

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      sven - January 5, 2018

      meybe

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    Angelo - October 5, 2017

    Pleasantly suprised the project is still moving forward. Some great ideas… don’t care much for the way it looks though… the angular, faceted design looks nice but all that RED looks way too distracting and garish… was hoping for the design to be a bit more understated… Really looking forward to your next update… hope it all goes too plan. cheers!

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 5, 2017

      That red is actually a programmable LED, so you’ll be able to turn it off or change it’s colors from within the SpartanOS settings.

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        charlie - October 20, 2017

        You know what that means, SWEET RAVE PARTY!

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        Dominic Lucero - October 22, 2017

        Will you allow/receive console design submissions?
        Surely, it would be greater to tap the talent from the larger gaming community and fanbase, instead of limiting yourself to just in-house talent for console design.
        This way, you could see some truly inspired designs, and maybe compile a collective of various submission’s features into one cohesive beautiful SEGA console that even SEGA would be hard-pressed to resist going forward with a project like this.
        Don’t get me wrong, your current design is OK, but not so great that it would win over everyone to make that jump in purchasing a potential gamble of a console. And, don’t forget that this is how we got the excellent Sonic Mania– SEGA allowed the same creative contributions from the game programming community, showing what they really wanted from a “good” Sonic game. And SEGA might like to know that you employed the same tactic of “play-testing” gaming community designs that are visually appealing to the larger community and most marketable.
        I’m a designer, and long time die-hard SEGA fan. And have made several SEGA-console-dedicated custom arcade cabinets, and would be more than happy to submit some appealing designs that have both SEGA’s design DNA, yet contemporary next-gen.

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      lee castle - January 27, 2018

      are you still using Sonic characters without permission you could get sued and way have get Sega copyright ?

      1. Chris L
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        Chris L - March 24, 2018

        This isn’t a full game. It’s simply a tech demo which won’t be released to the public.

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    Max Sedenka - October 5, 2017

    The name Spartan sucks, I’m sorry, but Sega would’ve never picked a name like that. Sega always went for console names that set the course for a new horizon, something of otherworldly (Saturn) or Biblical proportions (Genesis) or future-thought (Dreamcast). But Spartan? Yeah, that’s not going to go over well and you’ll see soon enough.

    That said, if this isn’t a successor to a Sega console then piggybacking off the Dreamcast 2 hype is deceptive, 1. Because that failed it’s widely considered a hoax/waste of time, and 2. Because this isn’t a Dreamcast 2. Those two things alone are going to hurt your project’s public perception from the beginning.

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      Chris - October 5, 2017

      I like your creative thought regarding the names. Well, everyone has their opinions. We’ve had generally good feedback regarding the name.

      Piggybacking off the Dreamcast 2 hype? The guys that started the Dreamcast 2 project updated their petition without me knowing. So please don’t jump to conclusions. 🙂

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        Lucas - October 9, 2017

        i have to agree with the name thing, honestly, that name does not fit a SEGA console, it actually would be perfect for a new XBOX. as said by Max Sedenka, it should be something more epic, like SEGA Ragnarok, or Ymir (referencing norse mythology) or some japanese mythology like SEGA Raiden, fujin, Gama. or related to physics like infinity, lambda, matrix, etc. im just giving ideas of the top of my head, i just think spartan sounds too vulgar and non inspiring.

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          TLZ - October 17, 2017

          Spartan is vulgar, yet Ragnarok and whatever Norse Mythology isn’t? Lol.

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            Chris L - October 17, 2017

            From another perspective, a Spartan soldier was a strong and feared warrior. According to wikipedia: At the height of Sparta’s power – between the 6th and 4th centuries BC – it was commonly accepted that “one Spartan was worth several men of any other state.” You see where we’re going here? 😀

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        Owen Velazquez - March 24, 2018

        i think Sega mercury or Jupiter but i also like spartan but i think i would be better to name it after a planet

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      Dominic Lucero - October 22, 2017

      As a long die-hard SEGA fan, I think that Spartan is very appropriately “SEGA” in style for a console name.
      Don’t forget that SEGA had very much used the name Katana, Naomi, Nomad, Neptune, and Pluto as hardware and project names. And more in theme, SEGA used Titan and Janus as project names, and also gave us the game “Spartan”: Total Warrior.
      So, as long as the console has a good design, I think the gaming community and SEGA fan base would be more than accepting of the console name “Spartan” if it is given SEGA’s approval.

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    Sky - October 5, 2017

    Do you intend to launch this console independently if Sega refuses?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 5, 2017

      At this stage we can’t really tell. If Sega refuses then the console could easily launch as an independent product, but there are lots of obstacles to overcome before that happens.

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      Michael L. - October 22, 2017

      Would Nintendo be angry if you put “Super” somewhere in the name? lol Super SEGA

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    Kyther - October 5, 2017

    If this makes it all the way to market it would make my day. Even if it isn’t a Dreamcast successor that the community wants so badly it would be a fresh breath of air over Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo that I’ve been missing since my childhood I was always a sega console fan and still have/ use my genesis and Dreamcast. As for the name I love it spartan makes me think of a warrior ready to lay his life on the line and die fighting if it should come to it.

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      Lucas - October 9, 2017

      NINTENDO is the only thing keeping SEGA fans alive, its the only one making proper consoles like they used to be, sony and microsoft are the ones we need to take a break from, they are ruining the gaming comunity with their money grabbers cloned titles.

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        SabinSnake - October 22, 2017

        “they are ruining the gaming community with their money grabbers cloned titles” You do know that Nintendo charges for online multiplayer on the Switch, right?

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    Christian - October 5, 2017

    I’m learning how to use Unity as my first game engine, hopefully if Unity is supported on the Spartan I can bring my first working game to it!

    It’s looking awesome and hoping to see more about this project.

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    Hecubus - October 5, 2017

    I disagree with most folks here. I think SEGA is lucky to have projects such as Spartan available to jump into production with or not. It’s not perfect. Sure, the name is out of scheme. That doesn’t bother me most about the name though, I mean, companies do break schemes.. AND if SEGA likes it, but says they would want it names something different, that’s an easy alteration in both the OS and on the physical design. My biggest issue with the name is simply that it is reminiscent of Halo, which is not from Sega. That said, while accepting that this is not exactly perfect yet, it’s a hell of a lot better than any of these whiny folks could come up with. This team is dumping their own funding into this dream. It’s a cool concept. They’re doing all the real legwork. All SEGA has to do is say, “hey, this is close. We can make this happen”, and this console can go into production. I’m sure it would see design and OS revisions. The whole point is that a new SEGA console could in fact become a reality, thanks to fans like this. If they don’t bite, the Spartan team can still easily drop the SEGA push, and get this out anyway assuming the tech specs are on par. Sometimes people want something different. Best of luck devs.

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      Just-in - October 17, 2017

      If you want to learn Unity I can give you a few tips (in C#)

      I’ve made some games which you can check out here – https://gamejolt.com/@Just0in/games
      This is my favourite of the bunch – https://gamejolt.com/games/floppy-sports/140686

      Feel free to ask me for help

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    Scott Devine - October 5, 2017

    I hope we get Sonic Adventure 3.

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      Sanic - October 9, 2017

      Please no. 2 was bad enough.

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        Swaggie - December 1, 2017

        Lol SA1 is better imo

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        Swaggie - December 1, 2017

        Lol SA1 is better imo

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      The Blizz - October 17, 2017

      Don’t you mean Big’s Big Fishing Adventure 3?

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        Scott Devine - October 17, 2017

        No. Sonic Adventure 3.

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    EmperorCaeli - October 6, 2017

    I’m onboard with Hecubus on the name of the console, even though sega was always known for being different and edgy, The Spartan does seem too close to the XBox. Maybe something continuing the space theme that Sega had been using on past consoles. Master System was an arcade system that played all arcade games. Genesis was the beginning. Then you got the planets, (or rockets, depending on how much about space u know and look at it) some of them only being prototypes, like the Mars, Neptune and Pluto. Maybe something along the lines of the Sega Galaxy, or going back to space exploration, something like the Sega Challenger.

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      Sanic - October 9, 2017

      Please no. 2 was bad enough.

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    Loner Moves - October 6, 2017

    Whilst I support the concept wholeheartedly that has led to this development I have to to say the console/pad design is pretty ghastly and not to my taste.The name isn’t either and it doesn’t particularly look very Sega-ish but rather like an original Xbox console reboot. However I still wish you well with the project, perhaps I am in the minority.

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      Chris L - October 6, 2017

      Thank you for the wishes. Perhaps, a white console could make you reconsider? 😀

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    Curtis Willie Jones Jr. - October 6, 2017

    Can a ssd and much larger hard drive be placed inside?Say a 3.5?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 7, 2017

      Unfortunately a 3.5″ HD is far too big.

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    Scott Devine - October 6, 2017

    Is there a power button on the controller?

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    Scott Devine - October 6, 2017

    Will it be called SEGA Spartan?

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    Scott Devine - October 6, 2017

    Will SEGA CD and 32X be added to Spartan?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris - October 7, 2017

      Our focus is on Game Gear, Master System, Genesis, Saturn, Dreamcast for now. The Sega CD and 32x may be considered in the future.

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    Scott Devine - October 6, 2017

    Is there Spartan flash drives be packed with a console? the flash drives can store game saves.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris - October 7, 2017

      You’ll be able to transfer saved games. Yes

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        Scott Devine - October 8, 2017

        with Spartan flash drives?

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    Scott Devine - October 6, 2017

    When the petition reaches to 35,000, will the console be shown at E3 2018 and be released in 2018?

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    Scott Devine - October 6, 2017

    Will the GD-Rom be in the Spartan cases?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 7, 2017

      There is no plan to be at E3 2018 yet. Attending E3 requires A LOT of planning and right meow it’s a long shot to try get in there considering we have a few large obstacles to overcome.

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    Scott Devine - October 6, 2017

    Sonic Adventure 3 wishlist:
    7 Story Modes (Heroes, Dark, Chaotix, Future, Ninja Heroes, Ninja Dark and Ninja Future)
    Playable Characters
    Chao Garden (with reurning animals from SA1 and SA2) with new ones, returning gardens with new ones, returning colourful Chao Eggs and the Chaos Drives, returning Hero and Dark chao, Chaos Chao, Chao Races, Chao Karate, Chao Daycare, Black Market, fruits and seeds.
    New Characters
    Classic versions of the Characters in DLC.
    Sonic Colors/Boom voice actors returning instead of Adventure 1 and 2 voice actors.
    Chaos Emeralds return

    Sonic Adventure 3 characters I want:
    Sonic (Modern)
    Sonic (Classic)
    Tails (Modern)
    Tails (Classic)
    Knuckles (Modern)
    Knuckles (Classic)
    Amy (Modern)
    Amy (Classic)
    Dr. Eggman (Modern)
    Dr. Eggman (Classic)
    Orbot
    Cubot
    Shadow
    Rouge
    E-123 Omega
    Metal Sonic
    Cream
    Espio (Modern)
    Espio (Classic)
    Charmy (Modern)
    Charmy (Classic)
    Vector (Modern)
    Vector (Classic)
    Mighty (DLC or not)
    Silver
    Blaze
    Speedy the Hedgehog (Sonic and Amy’s son of the future)
    Kayla the Hedgehog/Rose (Sonic and Amy’s daughter of the future and Speedy’s younger sister)
    Punches the Echidna (Knuckles’ son of the future and Kayla’s boyfriend)
    Siro the Wolf (Sonic’s student and inventor)
    Shelly the Wolf (Siro’s younger sister and Speedy’s girlfriend)
    Dusk the Hedgehog (Shadow’s son of the future and Speedy’s rival)
    Moon the Hedgehog (Shadow’s daughter of the future and Kayla’s rival)
    Xavier the Hedgehog (Silver and Blaze’s grandson of the future)
    Vera the Hedgehog (Silver and Blaze’s granddaughter of the future)
    Nitrox (New robotic hedgehog villain)

    Voice actors I want:
    Roger Craig Smith – Sonic
    Colleen Villard – Tails, Charmy
    Travis Willingham – Knuckles, Nitrox
    Cindy Robinson – Amy
    Kirk Thornton – Shadow, Orbot
    Karen Strassman – Rouge
    Mike Pollock – Dr. Eggman
    Matthew Mercer – Espio, Siro
    Keith Silverstien – Vector
    Quinton Flynn – Silver
    Laura Bailey – Blaze
    Wally Wingert – Cubot
    Michelle Ruff – Cream
    Yuri Lowenthal – Future Tails
    Johnny Yong Bosch – Speedy, Dusk
    Vic Mignogna – Punches, E-123 Omega
    Kari Wahlgren – Kayla
    Stephanie Sheh – Shelly
    Tara Platt – Moon
    Nicolas Roye – Xavier
    Cherami Leigh – Vera

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      Realist - October 8, 2017

      God, you’re pathetic.
      That wishlist just got worse and worse. Are you autistic or a child? If the latter, delete this before it gets tracked back to you. If the former, it doesn’t matter it’s not like you’re going anywhere in the future.

      When you started listing your OC’s… That’s when I started laughing. What a joke.

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        Scott Devine - October 9, 2017

        Not pathetic, its cool, don’t you, chris?

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        TLZ - October 17, 2017

        You fucking pathetic disrespectful ignorant worthless piece of shit. How dare you disrespect Autistic people like that.

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      AM64 - October 9, 2017

      it actually sounds retarded, looks like a letter to santa written by a toddler

      1. Reply
        Scott Devine - October 9, 2017

        not retarded.

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    Scott Devine - October 6, 2017

    is thera a portable console that can access tiny chaol garden?

    1. Reply
      Scott Devine - October 8, 2017

      Not pathetic, its cool, don’t you, chris?

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        Alex K - April 24, 2018

        You know, Scotty-boy, you kinda remind me of this guy I had butted heads with on DeviantArt. He’s 16 years old, goes by the handle of RyanRoberts, and he makes these lame Sonic the Hedgehog multi-crossovers and putting himself in them as a character.

        And you know what this guy crosses Sonic over with?

        Sailor Moon (as part of a little something he calls “Ryan and the Sailor Moon Helpers”)
        Power Rangers
        Hi-5 (Australian children’s show)
        Magical Doremi
        Guitar Hero (as part of a made-up Guitar Hero game)

        He would come up with these made-up TV shows, video games, and movies, that he claims are “all-in-one” and that he “invented” them and are “not fan made”. He is also naive as to think that if he tells the companies about his ideas that they would automatically accept them and make them into actual TV shows, movies, and video games.

        But the annoying thing about him is how he handles negative criticism. He acts like a big baby about negative criticism, especially if it’s towards his fan made stuff. He would turn on the critic, telling them that they’re “spoiling his study”. The study bit comes from the fact that he calls himself the “study boy” and that he “studies anything, including stuff for the future”. He also hates it when someone criticizes him for that aforementioned “big baby” behavior. He actually blocked me at one point or another.

        He also likes to claim that he’s not out of his mind and that everyone else is for not knowing any better about his stuff.

        The point is, you can’t handle negative criticism for beans, not even refried beans with cheese mixed with garlic salt! You have no respect towards anybody that criticized that Sonic Adventure 3 wishlist of yours that included your made-up characters. If that’s not the most pathetic thing I’ve ever seen in this comments section, I’m not sure what is!

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    Scott Devine - October 7, 2017

    Can Spartan have Photos/Video/Music support?

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    pizux - October 7, 2017

    hello spartan team ,
    thank you very much you’ve done an awesome job and continue to help people dreaming ! !
    A lot of sega fan seems to be a bit worried and impatient , ,they think too much….. I am sure you spend a lot of time and heart on this project , and could be cool if you could present the team in the FAQ.

    thanks from france and the world

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    Scott Devine - October 7, 2017

    Can Spartan add Sonic Advance 1,2,3, Sonic Rush, Sonic Rush Adventure,Sonic Chronicles, Sonic Heroes, Sonic 2006, Sonic Unleashed, Colors, Generations, Lost World, Mania, Forces, Sonc All-Star Racing games, Sonic Riders games (SEGA Superstars and Free Riders for Spartan motion sensor) and Shadow the Hedgehog?

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    Scott Devine - October 7, 2017

    Is there an internet on Spartan?

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    Scott Devine - October 7, 2017

    is there a portable console that can access tiny chao garden?

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    Jason - October 7, 2017

    Sounds like you guys are late to the party though, Atari is already a few steps ahead of you with the AtariBox, and that box already has Atari backing it, officially. And people are burying that console, for various reasons. Why do people think it’s a good idea to enter the console market without any access to physical media? You can’t compete with the big three using a Steambox, when will people learn? No one wants another Steambox. You’re going to need a bluray drive on the final product for people to even see this as a legitimate alternative to the Xbox, Playstation, and Switch. If you try the whole PC in box, without an optical disk drive, you will fail.

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      Just-in - October 17, 2017

      The Ataribox was made by Atari so they didn’t need approval (I hope that makes sense)

      As for the Steambox (Its called the Steam Machine) it doesn’t have any exclusives which kind of made it pointless. If SEGA does approve the Spartan I’m sure there smart enough to have SEGA games be exclusive to it that way it can compete with other gaming systems.

      As for physical media I wouldn’t be surprised that it doesn’t exist (or at least isn’t very popular) by the time Spartan comes out. I happened to music and movies so it will definitely happen to consoles.

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        The Blizz - October 17, 2017

        Quite frankly, I wouldn’t buy a system if it DIDN’T come with a means to read physical media.

        I prefer to get games on physical media (be they cartridges, optical discs or flash cards) and to be able to play them directly off the medium they come on. That way, I can save my hard drive space for stuff like DLC, digital only titles, game capture videos (should the option exist) and so on.

        Microsoft made the mistake of forcing all Xbox One disc titles to be downloaded to the hard drive in order to play them, taking up valuable hard drive space in the process. I’m just glad that Sony and Nintendo didn’t follow suit, and I can only hope that the Spartan (working title or not) dev team (and, hopefully, SEGA, should they decide to invest in the system) also avoid straying down that path.

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    Scott Devine - October 8, 2017

    Is there a GD-ROM case for Spartan?

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    Phill - October 8, 2017

    Looks like a cheap tacky super budget pc case that’s aimed at noob gamers, I loved the DC but this is not something that looks appealing at all. Good luck to you though if it’s final design is much improved and more classical I’d be very interested.

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      Just-in - October 17, 2017

      According to the Q&A they aim to price it “somewhere between the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X” so it its budget. What makes it different to a PC will likely be its exclusives that’s the only thing that home consoles have going for nowadays,

      1. Chris L
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        Chris L - October 17, 2017

        What also makes it different to a PC is the fact that this isn’t a box with off the shelf parts thrown inside. The only thing that’s changeable in here is the hard drive (for now). Otherwise, the board inside was printed and built from scratch.

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          Quack - October 22, 2017

          You’ve designed your own motherboard? For something equivalent to a modern PC or console!?!? Wouldn’t you need a dozen well-paid experts to do that? People just don’t do 8-layer PCB design in their bedrooms, especially with all the weird requirements modern RAM and buses have.

          It would cost a few million to design something as complex as you describe. I assumed this was just basically a case for PC hardware.

          What exactly do you mean by

          “Otherwise, the board inside was printed and built from scratch.” ?

          1. Chris L
            Chris L - October 22, 2017

            Oh no no. I didn’t create this in my room. That’d be impossible. Hahaha! This was printed in a factory and manufactured based on what I requested.

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    Scott Devine - October 8, 2017

    Is Spartan not a dedicated console?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 9, 2017

      It is indeed.

      1. Reply
        Scott Devine - October 9, 2017

        Will Spartan still be a home console?

        1. Chris L
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          Chris L - October 9, 2017

          Yes

          1. Scott Devine - October 9, 2017

            Will Spartan have GD-Rom on cases?

          2. Chris L
            Chris L - October 10, 2017

            As mentioned before. No it won’t, but in the future it might be possible.

          3. Scott Devine - October 10, 2017

            Is there a Sonic Adventure 3 on Spartan?

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    TeeTom - October 9, 2017

    Is the company that’s proposing to SEGA with this console, only works on hardware and software for the console or do the company also design games? If they do design games, what is (or will be) unique about their games over others, and are the games only for the Spartan?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 9, 2017

      We don’t make our own games, but we are making the Sonic 4K tech demo which is just a fan game. If Sega goes ahead with this there will be exclusive titles for the Spartan.

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        Scott Devine - October 9, 2017

        Will SEGA make their own games for Spartan? Exclusive titles? Nice!

        1. Chris L
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          Chris L - October 9, 2017

          That is the plan for the proposal. 🙂

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    Scott Devine - October 9, 2017

    When will the petition reaches 35,000?

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    Chris H - October 9, 2017

    Everything looks awesome!, but is their any chance you would consider purposing this as mainly a gaming console and not another playstation and xbox, that’s just a media device with a little gaming and it would nice to see the opposite after 11 years.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 9, 2017

      The intention is for this to be mainly a gaming console. Twitch and Youtube streaming is a must. But there hasn’t been consideration for any other 3rd party apps.

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    Piotr "Jasiek" Próchnicki - October 9, 2017

    Any e-mail address I could reach out to? I got a few questions

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 9, 2017

      We’ll email you 🙂

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    Silverhead - October 12, 2017

    No other News since 4th oct 2017 ?
    Hey Guys!
    Please inform us with news and Updates!

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 12, 2017

      Hey Silverhead, if you are subscribed there will be news coming within the next few days.

      1. Reply
        Scott Devine - October 12, 2017

        I am subscribed for news.

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    Giusseppe Marini - October 14, 2017

    You will presente this console foto this E3 2018, becuase The truth Will ve difficult, and should First contact The same SEGA in person to be accepted in the end this product Made by you and then would have to Creates commercials type Nintendo Switch so, that the SEGA fans and new users will ve interested in this product as a new console.

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    Nicky Scott - October 15, 2017

    I’m not sure if anyone will read this, but I have a few questions.
    Most notably, do you guys plan on having Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft as competitors when the system hits the scene or is this system just made for the sake of having a modern-day system with Sega’s name on it to make us fans happy?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 17, 2017

      It would inevitably be a competitor with the the “big guys”. Think about the untapped exclusives that Sega could release. They’ve got IPs that have been laying dormant for ages.

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        Mr. Bropo - October 20, 2017

        I do agree, Vectorman had two games for the Genesis, Ristar had one, Streets of Rage (Bare Knuckle) was 3, Jet Set Radio has 2 games, I could go on and on. If they do decide to jump aboard this project, you could utilize quite a few IPs like you mentioned, were dormant.

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    Chris B - October 16, 2017

    One thing I’d change is the make the system a closed system rather than Open Source.
    SEGA want’s to make money, so you’ve gotta make it a Closed system

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 17, 2017

      I think that needs to be made more clear, there are only certain sections that are open source. The core of our system is closed. More details will be revealed in the future.

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    braydon - October 16, 2017

    i really hope this turns out amazing and outsells xbox or something, but as much as i hate to say it… t his kinda sounds like another OUYA

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 17, 2017

      Unlike the OUYA, we do plan on having support for external media. Even peripherals to play older games. Instead of a disc drive, SD cards will be utilized for newer gen games. SD Cards are faster than discs and more durable in general.

      The OUYA was a complete failure because it’s game library was a mess. It just ran a beefed up Google Play Store.

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        DarkLink1996 - October 18, 2017

        SD Card technology in a proprietary shell and format, right? Like Switch cartridges? Because using regular SD Cards would be a major problem when it comes to piracy.
        Expandable memory using external hard drives, flash drives, and SDXC Cards are all well and good, but the game cartridges should remain proprietary.

        1. Chris L
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          Chris L - October 18, 2017

          The plan is to utilize proprietary SD card technology.

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    Nick - October 16, 2017

    I know your team has looted a lot of time into this project. The specs seem amazing. However the look/style mimics that of a gaming pc. Nothing about the Appearance of the system screams Sega. I know thats only Cosmetics, Sega’s style is something that’s completely stand out in an unique way that set it apart from other systems.

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    Chris - October 16, 2017

    Will you be looking at Sega arcade games? They have some of the best°

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    Julian Najm - October 17, 2017

    If you somehow make this run the physical versions of SEGA CD games, SEGA Saturn games, and Dreamcast games as well as making it $500 or less and giving me time to save money, this is a DAY ONE purchase for me! Also what would make it a day one purchase is SEGA branding, I really hope they work with you on this! (Also if you want millions of Sonic fans to buy this console, make a well polished remake of SA1 as well as making a new boost style game and Classic Sonic game like Mania.)

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    Daniel Tomley - October 17, 2017

    designs and names aside, what do you think will make SEGA interested in your project? It seems you are doing all the leg work in the hopes that sega may stick their branding on it.

    Also sega has deals with Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony. So Sega games could not launch exclusively on the Spartan. Sega would lose a lot of money this way and i dont believe they would be willing to to take a big risk at this point.

    If you are basing this on nostalgia it will fail, if you try to compete with the already 3 established ways of playing games at home, it will fail. Also understand you can play many sega games on home consoles already or just emulate them for free using almost any controller.

    For me to be interested it would have to offer something unique (other than old roms) and Software that i could ONLY play here.

    I wish you all the best (even though this sounds negative, it comes from a place of love)
    I will keep an eye on your progress with great interest.

    If you do not mind me asking questions i would love to discuss more with you, feel free to email me

    Kind regards

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    Jan Serge Ruppel - October 17, 2017

    This looks really promising and I hope it will be finished and released officially. However I don’t like the Controller… Why are the back-buttons called “R1”, “R2”, “L1” and “L2”? It’s too much like the Playstation-Controller, maybe instead use some other names for those buttons… And it would be awsome to have A, B, X and Y Buttons along with the Z and C Buttons! It would make the Controller really outstanding and also easier to play some Sega Mega Drive/Genesis/CD/32X-games. And what about the Saturn-games? Do they work on the console? This is the thing that was always the problem, no one could make those games work on an emulator, as far as I know.
    And what about Dreamcast-games that have VMU-extras? Will there be a way around, like an mobile phone-app or an extra VMU-like device? It would be awsome of course!

    Other then that I really love the idea and can’t wait to spend my money for that! Good Luck!

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    Just-in - October 17, 2017

    First off I have a question is the Sonic 4K Tech Demo using Hedge Physics? (Just curious)

    Also I thinking that you should have a 1080p version which is cheaper and for people which can’t afford a 4K TV.

    You should also have a 720p handheld version for around the price of 1080p version which can play the same games. I’m sure if you wanted to you could make it 1080p but I think that would make the battery life longer which would make it better for long trips compared to the Nintendo Switch.
    With better battery life, a cheaper price (no motion controls, dock, Joy-Con straps etc), more power (more 3rd party games) it could possibly beat the Nintendo Switch as the better handheld gaming system.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 17, 2017

      For the base mechanics of the tech demo, Hedge Physics is being used.

      There has been a lot of thought put into creating a handheld kind of Switch device. A couple of prototypes were thrown together but that’s still far off for now. It’s not to say it won’t happen.

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    Jean-Pierre - October 17, 2017

    Hi it would be handy if you could connect an eternal hard drive dock via usb 3.1 or 3.0 that can allow you to slot in 2.5″ and 3.5″ SATA hard drives. You know the ones I’m talking about ? They can be used on PC’s and I believe Xbox One’s as well. Maybe PS4’s as well. It’s a useful way to bump up the consoles memory without opening it up. Also you can put much larger hard drives as well. For example you could buy a cheap used 3.5″ 3TB for around $60 to $80 and then slot it into the dock and then BOOM you’ve got tons of extra space !! I Love the idea of this console and I think it could succeed if done right and not rushed.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 17, 2017

      Hi Jean-Pierre, External drives will work. They can be plugged in via USB 3 ports.

      1. Reply
        Scott Devine - October 17, 2017

        Can I copy videos, photos and music to Spartan via flash drives?

        1. Chris L
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          Chris L - October 18, 2017

          We’re focusing on the gaming part first. Movies and photos may be an extra that will come in the future.

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        Jean-Pierre - October 18, 2017

        Hi Chris. Ok thank you. that’s really nice to know ! I am also wondering if you will be putting USB 3.1 or USB 3.0 ports on the Spartan ? I like that Sony put USB 3.1 ports on the PS4, which I feel was a great move as it’s two times faster than USB 3.0 which only transfers data at 5 gigabits per second. So the USB 3.1 transfers at 10 gigabits per second. That makes a huge difference ! I wish that Nicrosoft had put the USB 3.1 on the Xbox instead of USB 3.0 . Thanks for your kind response. God Bless you !

        1. Chris L
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          Chris L - October 20, 2017

          You’ll be pleased to know that the console has both port types. 🙂

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    DarkLink1996 - October 17, 2017

    I’m gonna throw my two cents out there and give this project some critique, but first what is this aiming to be? Is this going to be a new SEGA Console, a SEGA branded Steam Machine, or something closer to the Ouya? I’m gonna assume console, but its looking to fall more in line with the Ouya.
    SEGA has to be able to market this, and be able to make money off of game sales, which a completely open market would kinda get in the way of, although some kind of protection on official games would combat that, and allow for an open market. Just be careful if you’re going that route, DRM is hard to do right. An open source OS, however, would open the piracy floodgates completely. Trust me, SEGA has had trouble with piracy in the past, and would probably have you change it.
    In order to market it to the public, beyond the initial ~35,000 people already signed on, it needs big name exclusives, beyond just Sonic. I highly advise towards the revival of loved, but seemingly abandoned SEGA IP, like Streets of Rage, or Jet Set Radio. At the current stage, it doesn’t have to go farther than a prototype to pitch to SEGA alongside the console, it’ll also show them how serious you guys are about the project.
    As an additional bit of critique, the controller needs a bit of work in the visual department. It resembles the legendary boomerang controller a bit too much. Also, a 6 face button set up would allow for a greater deal of compatibility with Genesis and Saturn games. using the shoulder buttons just isn’t the same. (Plus it would make it the best controller for emulation when used on a computer, a lot of things used the 6 button set up.)

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 17, 2017

      We’re aiming to create a new console. This is not just a pc with off the shelf parts. We’ve had a custom board printed and the only interchangeable part is basically the hard drive. The plan is to support downloadable games and games on external media. It really doesn’t need to go further than a prototype to get this pitch off the ground. 🙂

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        Scott Devine - October 17, 2017

        What is external media?

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        DarkLink1996 - October 18, 2017

        Alright. I’ve looked through here some more and retract my statements about the open sourceness of the console. However, I must stress the importance of a 6 button controller. In addition to allowing Genesis and Saturn fans to use their muscle memory, it’ll help set the console apart from its competition. I also noticed that the triggers don’t appear to be analog. SEGA has a long history of racing games, and analog triggers really help give the full range of control one would expect from a car. I would also recommend looking into gyro aiming, but for all I know that’s already integrated.
        Of course, all this would also help sell additional controllers for the sake of PC Gaming, since it’ll have the full range of control of almost every traditional controller, including oddities like the N64 Controller.

        1. Chris L
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          Chris L - October 18, 2017

          The 6 button controller is in huge demand so we’re looking at restructuring the controller. Thankfully this is just a prototype controller. 🙂

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    Teo - October 17, 2017

    You stated that the OS will be: “Spartan OS is semi open source” and that “Spartan OS was built from the ground up. We’ve poured our hearts into creating our own OS.”. In a post you said that the core will be locked up. In other words this will no be an open source OS. Been able to download your games or play them on external media has nothing to do with open source. Best example is MS Windows. I can download freeware games and play them from an external SSD but the OS is most certainly not open source. Using Open Source as a marketing trick is at best unethical. As for your second claim, while it might be technically possible to write an OS from zero allow me to remind you that even Google (now Alphabet, but whatever) using the Linux Kernel for Android. If you have been able to do what a colossal company wasn’t able and since it is open source please create a github account and post the code. It might actually help you get feedback from the community about bugs and possible improvements and of course to prove your earlier claims.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 17, 2017

      First things first, let me apologise about my use of wording and grammar in the content of this site. Thank you and I think your points are perfectly valid and stated. 🙂

      I’ve revised the relevant sections on the site to better state how it’s all put together.

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    Og loc - October 17, 2017

    Well I love the idea, and the name, but I don’t really like the designs… The controller and the console itself look to much like 3rd party controller or PC cases. I’d prefer something more simplystic.

    How about six face buttons? Some nostalgia bonus and individuality. 😉 good luck with the project. I really hope it works out.

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      Jean-Pierre - October 18, 2017

      Hi Chris. Ok thank you. that’s really nice to know ! I am also wondering if you will be putting USB 3.1 or USB 3.0 ports on the Spartan ? I like that Sony put USB 3.1 ports on the PS4, which I feel was a great move as it’s two times faster than USB 3.0 which only transfers data at 5 gigabits per second. So the USB 3.1 transfers at 10 gigabits per second. That makes a huge difference ! I wish that Nicrosoft had put the USB 3.1 on the Xbox instead of USB 3.0 . Thanks for your kind response. God Bless you !

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    Shawndell - October 17, 2017

    I think the sonic 4k demo looks amazing!

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    mark baldwin - October 17, 2017

    Ive read 80 pct of all comments here

    Not all of them… but i agree with the name not fitting to a sega brand…..

    Wanted to place some ideas for a name that may fit..

    If you have the ability to play older games.. why not call it Generation. With the sega brand that would clearly fit.in to future generations and past

    It would also fit well for marketing… “This is.. the Sega Generations”… “welcome to Sega Generations. The future of gaming”… “the past .. the future.. of generation’s to come” but hey what do i know… hope all goes well on the project im keen to try it

    But what ever it dose… it needs that SEGA sound clip every time i load it up…

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    Sammy - October 17, 2017

    I love the idea, and SEGA… But now you have to compete with the switch, xbox and PS4. I own the Switch and they did great with the new Sonic Mania game. Would have been nice to have SEGA/Nintendo tag team this with you guys. Also lots of NeoGeo and Turbo Duo fans out there…..

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    TJ - October 17, 2017

    Will this use cartridges? I sure hope so.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 18, 2017

      If you’re referring to traditional cartridges then “yes” there will be an external peripheral to allow cartridges from previous gen Sega consoles. If you’re referring to cartridges like the Switch SD card. Then Yes, we intend to use propietary SD card technology for newer gen games.

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        Scott Devine - October 18, 2017

        What are newer gen games?

        1. Chris L
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          Chris L - October 18, 2017

          These are new games that are made to run on the Spartan console hardware.

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    Anton - October 17, 2017

    Uhh… I don’t think SEGA will approve of Sonic 4K. There’s already Sonic Forces. Sega moved on a long time ago though I do think that the killing the Dreamcast early was downright cruel. It should’ve been January 31, 2004 instead of March 30, 2001. The Sega Saturn should’ve lived a little bit longer. Just have it as only a tech demo. Just let the system only for classic gaming and just only backwards compatibility, no new games, just all old. Let’s just see what they think of it. I’m pretty sure they are not going to approve but we shall see in the future. They’ll probably just resurrect a console instead as a miniature replica and have games loaded in it instead. Just have this for only Sega’s previous games from 1983 to 2002/2007 (for Japan).

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 18, 2017

      Please note Sonic 4K isn’t an official game. It’s a fan made tech demo. It won’t be sold commercially or anything. It’s a simple demo to show off the Spartan hardware.

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    Ryan Harris - October 17, 2017

    As a person who didnt grow up with sega what is the selling point of this console, why would id buy this over and playstation or xbox ?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 18, 2017

      Because Sega is cool. No really, we’re aiming to allow gamers to play most of the older games and new generation games (if this all turns out right)

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    CosmicX - October 18, 2017

    I think the controller could use some redesign. The controller’s shape looks uncomfortable from the front. The back looks better. The red button looks weird and I see it is only a turbo button. I think it should be a smaller button that doesn’t draw the eye as much.

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    Scott Devine - October 18, 2017

    Do you work for SEGA, Chris?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 18, 2017

      I wish, but I don’t.

  67. Reply
    Gameking012 - October 18, 2017

    Is the Sonic 4K inspired by a fangame called Sonic Utopia? And does the game means that Sonic is back to his routes?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 18, 2017

      Sonic 4K is just a tech demo. It’s not a full game.

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      Just-in - October 22, 2017

      If you want a more specific answer Sonic 4K “For the base mechanics of the tech demo, Hedge Physics is being used.” (I asked if it used Hedge Physics in the comments and that was Chris’s reply) and if you don’t know Hedge Physics was shown to the public on November 2016 about a month after Sonic Utopia was revealed.

      In other words Sonic Utopia likely inspired Hedge Physics which is being used to create Sonic 4K

  68. Reply
    ChiliCC - October 18, 2017

    looks like a third party controller…..not impressed, not to mention, it’s gonna flop because, HOW is SEGA going to make money off of a products that will be more exclusive to indie developers for the product. Sega needs to be able to make money off their own games . Just another “Steam” Box. You want most emulators running? Get you a raspberry Pi3 B or a stronger built “SBC”. IF it gets saturn working (which till now has been a no go) that will be impressive, but not worth buying this. Make your own emulator box. SEGA has gone far off the loop to not only keep up with current gen consoles ( Prime example is what SEGA pushes through the Ios Market). If they can’t properly port games to new tech. What makes you think they will here?
    I may sound a bit exaggerate or Ignorant, it’s my own opinion (figure that). Just some standard business knowledge, Working with Xbox. Profitability would be so marginal that no company will back it up. This is why all these boxes fail every time. Fascinating product none the less from a consumer standpoint. Business ethical standpoint, makes no sense.
    Lastly, I hope I am wrong.
    Love,
    Sega Fanatic

  69. Reply
    Phil - October 18, 2017

    Just name it the Dreamcast 2! It just sounds so right!

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    mohammed - October 18, 2017

    it has to be 6 buttons controller not 4 buttons

  71. Reply
    TheWildDeadHero - October 19, 2017

    A little suggestion: if you want backwards compatibility with older Sega titles to be a defining feature, I would highly suggest redesigning the controller to accommodate having six face buttons instead of four.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 19, 2017

      We’re looking into it. 🙂

  72. Reply
    Arctiq - October 19, 2017

    Is this some kind of sick joke? I can’t take you guys seriously after seeing that demo gif.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 19, 2017

      Would a 60FPS 4K gif be better?

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        Arctiq - October 19, 2017

        That’s not the problem. That doesn’t look like a “demo” at all. It looks more like something you cobbled out of UE4 in 4 hours.

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          Ruben K - October 31, 2017

          Well, it;s honestly just supposed to be a tech demo, not an actual, real game demo. I can understand that. It honestly looks good to me.

  73. Reply
    Dark Gio - October 19, 2017

    I really love the idea but, 4K with 4GB VRAM? Good luck with that.

  74. Reply
    Scott Devine - October 19, 2017

    Does Spartan compete with Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, just like Dreamcast competed with Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube?

  75. Reply
    Tom - October 19, 2017

    People don’t get your Hopes up this project will never happen.

  76. Reply
    Fin - October 19, 2017

    Hey, Chris.

    Just to say straight off the bat, this looks like an awesome project and i surely hope that this does get passed by sega as this would be an incredible opportunity for them. my only question is will it be available in retail stores or online and if it is will their be certain countries that it wont be sold in.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 19, 2017

      Hi Fin, thank you for the kind words. We cannot really answer anything about distribution because we’re only at a prototype phase.

  77. Reply
    king - October 19, 2017

    if this is SEGA it must be good
    if not. go back to xbox

  78. Reply
    Bob - October 20, 2017

    Looks like shit.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 20, 2017

      Bob, if your shit looks like our console design. I would love to have turds shaped like your turds.

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    charlie - October 20, 2017

    Ok there is one question that I think I’m first person to ask. What are you going to do about the games sega’s making right now. Are you going to release the games on Spartan and the other platform or something else.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 20, 2017

      That would have to be Sega’s decision.

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    Old School Gamer - October 20, 2017

    Just no. First thing that bothers me is the name, Spartan. Really? So what comes first into my mind when i hear name Spartan…hmm. Master Chief…Halo…Spartan! Yes. HALO. Or John Spartan from Demolition Man. Name is all WRONG. It has no sega vibe in it at all. Next thing that bothers me is the design. It’s butt ugly. Sorry. I would not want ugly piece of hardware like that to ruin my living room. Look at PS2, PS4 or Xbox 1 S. They are pretty. The firxt Xbox was ugly as hell too. Third: The controller, it looks like a Xbox 1 controller knock-off. You even have the letters in same places, you know what that means. A lawsuit from microsoft. You even have the same colors. You know, there is a reason why xbox switched the letter placements from Snes controller.

    Then the hardware. 4GB VRAM and 4K gaming. What was your intended FPS? 25? Please. Just rather focus on getting stable 60fps 1080p games first. 16GB ram? Are you serious? This whole thing seems more like a joke than serious console effort. There is a reason why it takes several years to design a console, launch it etc. from large companies.

    Also the market is already struggling with 3 consoles. What can this console offer than other consoles cannot? Old sega games? Oh wait, i just start my emulator on my pc. This is a horrible, horrible idea. Just ditch it. Trust me, i’ve been gaming for 30 years and worked several years in gaming industry (import and game stores) .

    Change the name, change the desing, make this “spartan” just an emulator console like Mini NES classic / Snes classic and propose that to sega. No

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 20, 2017

      Some people prefer BMW cars and some people prefer Audi car. We appreciated your input on the name and the design.

      Regarding the VRAM, that’s something that hasn’t been finalised and are looking into increasing. 🙂 And the controller is not final, based on the feedback we’ve got from the community, we’re going to be revamping it.

      AND just FYI. The letter placement of the Xbox controller were taken from the Dreamcast controller. The Xbox controller itself was actually inspired by the DC controller.

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        Benjamin - March 2, 2018

        When will you present this to Sega? and what are your selling points to get them interested in taking a huge risk at the console market again?

        1. Chris L
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          Chris L - March 24, 2018

          Our major drawing card will be backwards compatibility and affordability. We can only present it when we are further on with sonic.

  81. Reply
    stan - October 20, 2017

    Call it the “Super Sega Samurai” 😀

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      Daniel Kellman - November 14, 2017

      AHH/ No

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      Daniel Kellman - November 14, 2017

      AHH/ No

  82. Reply
    Sho - October 20, 2017

    Sega will approve of this, this is exactly what they need to come back into the hardware game. just make sure you’re not trying to “take” control of their company kind of thing lol and i don’t see them having issues with this. if this is an “idea” or proposal to them. Pretty sure they would take it. could you imagine. like what nintendo has currently with switch and all that. they have the old virtual library. so just imagine a place for us sega fans. a store that just has “new” games and old sega classics. that’d be amazing. i support this idea 100% and with the first tech demo being of sonic, i don’t see why sega would say no unless you guys make some outrageous offers to them. just looking at this on paper (so-to-speak) there should be no reason they say no n make this happen. I will def support it if Sega does. i’ve been wanting another sega console for years, and if i can play shenmue 3 on another sega console (like how i was able to play the original 2 on my dreamcast) that would make me really happy, was upset that i’d be playing it on a ps4 (pretty much the company responsible for making sega get out of the hardware aspects) so that was upsetting but of course i need to play shenmue 3 so backed it up and now just waiting but if this comes out i’d swap out my backer order for a spartan version of the game over a ps4 version anyday. good luck to you guys and i hope you can get segas helps to make this a dram come true!

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    Arron - October 20, 2017

    From what im reading from the replys from devs in the comments to what ive read about the console, this is well thought out product and not just some fantasy dreamt up in half hour. If this is pulled off and sega back it which i think they should it would be great! looking forward to more news on the console. it could be something great!!

    ps ‘If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome’ .Michael Jordan

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 21, 2017

      THANK YOU! THIS IS WHAT I LOVE READING. <3 I can't do emojies on my keybord but you get the idea. There is something very special that's coming along that might change everything….

  84. Reply
    Ryan - October 20, 2017

    I remember when I had a similar concept to what you guys were doing. It was basically the same concept, but I had much different ideas. I had commercial pitches and everything for it, but the project I had never really came to fruition because of school and other restraints, but I’m glad to see others coming through with what I could not. I was going to call it the SEGA Phoenix, and the name was symbolic as SEGA has burned to the ground in recent years, and the Phoenix rising from the ashes symbolizes the return of a console titan. As for the commercial pitch, I was going to have the famous Segata Sanshiro rising from a grave with a fist of flame, then the Phoenix logo. It was going to be so awesome, but I am just one guy and couldn’t do it on my own. Now that I see you guys doing the same and trying to revive a brand that I held dear in my heart, I fully support this and I hope I can be a part of it in some way. I will be more than happy to donate necessary funds needed and give some ideas of mine that I had. Good luck, guys! Hope SEGA gives this the greenlight!

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 21, 2017

      Well, don’t you think that’s the amazing thing about dreams. Sometimes you can control them. Other times you can’t. No matter what happen’s. You’ll make it out in the end. Sega’s last console wasn’t called the DreamCast for nothing.

  85. Reply
    Harrison Boateng - October 20, 2017

    I heard this will be able to play all the old games from the various sega consoles. Will this play your pre existing games or will it be on a virtual console format? Will there be a cartridge and cd slot?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 26, 2017

      Hi Harrison, there will be a CD slot and an external cartridge adapter which can be plugged in.

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    Cliff - October 20, 2017

    You need to consider a better comment app. Sucks on a phone. I can read maybe 3 deep on replies, then it’s unreadable.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 21, 2017

      That’ll change very soon. 🙂

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    l555444333222 - October 21, 2017

    Please swap the left analog stick with the directional buttons. I saw on a poll on Kotaku that 61% of people who play both platforms prefer the PS4 controller. If you don’t want to change the default controller, at least make a symmetrical one as an optional controller, so gamers can choose.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 21, 2017

      That’s very interesting. Because based on our research. The most favoured controller was the Xbox 360 controller. Which in turn is inspired by the DC controller.

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        StrayZer0 - October 21, 2017

        DC controller is 1 of my favourite controllers of all time

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        l555444333222 - October 21, 2017

        Weird. Maybe you should conduct your own survey on this website. In either case, could you make two versions of the controller, regardless of which one ends up winning?

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        Just-in - October 22, 2017

        I thinks it comes down the the kinds of games being released on it. Directional buttons are better for 2D games while analog sticks are better for 3D games.

        As for online polls its quite difficult to get a definitive answer. For example the PS4 controller may of won because the PS4 has sold better. This means that most people in the poll may of been more use to the PS4 controller than the Xbox One controller.

        Which controller someone prefers is not just based on directional buttons and analog stick but also the size and weight of the controller itself.

        Personally I think what you have now is fine as most games released nowadays are 3D but I do think there should be an option for a left analog stick or directional buttons.

  88. Reply
    Hooligan - October 21, 2017

    Will you guys make 2 seperate controllers or 1
    because I’m not a fan of the xbox looking controller

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 22, 2017

      We’re actually revamping the controller to have 6 face buttons. So it’s going to change quite a lot.

  89. Reply
    sixtosounds - October 21, 2017

    Gonna need ABC/XYZ face buttons if you want Genesis games to feel right. Plus you won’t need a third party controller for fighting games.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 22, 2017

      We’re revamping the controller to have 6 face buttons 🙂

  90. Reply
    James - October 21, 2017

    I think this is a cool proposal, but I don’t know. It’s pretty far fetched. With Atari making a “comeback” and how it’ll most likely backfire. I’m just wondering what would interest SEGA to consider the possibility of getting back into the console market? Especially since SEGA’s and Atlus’s titles have been multiplatformed for so long. A perfect purposal would to keep Sonic and possibily a few other SEGA titles multiplatformed while deeping the consoles line up with SEGA IP’s that are ripe for new titles. Titles along the lines like Skies of Arcadia 2 (A beautiful fantasy titled RPG in 4K) maybe a Remster/Remake of Panzer Dragoon (An Epic classic Arcade like shooter fully realized on powerful hardware) or in the replacement of the lack of an exclusive Sonic game Ristar can be given new life, a character who has garner a cult classic status as the Genesis’s swan song to make a comeback for SEGA’s comeback.
    Another thing is backwards compatibility. Now the smartest thing to do is physical emulation so people can play them. Kinda like the Retron. It also reduces getting licensing agreements for curtain games that wasn’t developed by SEGA and put on some sort of Online store (Gotta call it the “SEGA Channel” the brand’s important).
    UI needs to be smooth yet it also distinct. Dreamcast did a pretty cool job with the atmosphere, sound and the animated Icons (Take the idea from PS2 game save icons for actual game icons instead of stilted pictures) you’re not making Dreamcast 2, but It’s always good to take inspiration from something so fantastically calming, welcoming, clean and unique.
    An enforcement for more public Demos, yes I’m serious. Demos have been a lost art for publishers and developers and have been more reliant on images and videos alone to generate hype instead of the gameplay. A platform (especially a new one) must strive to continuely put out quality software and engage the gamers trust. After all the hardware is as good as its games (Also would work as a good procedure for an Open platform aswell).
    Online survices should be free. I know, I know its all about the monthly/annual subcriptions and the usual crappy artsy fartsy “free” monthly game nobody touches. The average gamer is already paying for the exspensive hardware, the exspensive games and the over priced internet they already have. A subcription survice is pushing limits and end give people a bad taste in their mouths. Also if the survices go down at all for whatever reason on a paid subcription survice, that’s some bad news.
    Be as consumer friendly as possible. Be open to new ideas and suggestions. Open cross platfrom play. Support new people and studios. And set a new standard on what running a dedicated video game platform is all about and what it means to be a true Spartan of games. After all “SEGA does what Nintendon’t”.

    Feel free to use this post as a possible template if you guys ever do pitch this. Gotta make it impactful.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 22, 2017

      Hey James! Thank you for the thorough and excellent feedback!

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    Mo-sosolid - October 21, 2017

    Great work hopefully sega will back the idea, fingers crossed. My question is would there be wireless technology built-in for the controllers + accessories, and what would be the main selling point of this console, what would attract the younger generation that did not enjoy the experience of Sega growing up, the younger generation tend to want a social media aspect to the gaming experience.

    Thanks 👍

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 23, 2017

      Are you asking if the controllers are wireless? If so they are currently.

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    Saulo - October 21, 2017

    Will there be backwards compatibility of all sega titles if there’s a disc drive. And if it will be a download only system?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 26, 2017

      This won’t be a download only system. 🙂 We’ll be adding a disc drive within the coming weeks.

  93. Reply
    Ryan Wood - October 21, 2017

    I’ll keep track of this project. Looks very ambitious. Hope it works out.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 22, 2017

      Thank you Ryan 🙂

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    Jesse - October 21, 2017

    4K at least at 60 fps would be necessary; can it do that? If not, please upgrade laptop card or use two cards, etc. Do you think Sega would OK open source? You could say yes if you use Google Android as a money-making example. You have to consider why they got away from hardware consoles in the first place: primarily Sony. Economy of scale and years of R&D. They found it sustainable to focus more exclusively on proprietary software. Gun-shy. What about when Sony and Microsoft inevitably release future product generations and the Spartan is still struggling to acquire market share? Sega realized how much money they were losing due to hardware, and software is comparatively cheap. Good luck, I want to see you succeed. 🙂

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 22, 2017

      Hey Jesse, the hardware specs aren’t final but our current prototype does have the specs mentioned on our site. It may be upgraded in the future. As for the OS, it’s not completely open source, only our software is closed source and the software cannot be run on other hardware except for the Spartan.

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    Russell Danis - October 21, 2017

    I want a new sega console sooooo bad. I would suggest, if possible, sticking to cartridges as the primary storage media and make the games actually be on the cartridge. I mostly bring tgis up for the sake of longevity, I mean seriously, there are so many old sega games that are still in perfect working order two decades later. And if the games are entirely on the cartridge, then no one needs to be afraid of something happening, like it being deleted from a server or the internet and then never being able to play it again. It’s not like hard storage mediums, like flash drives are super expensive anymore.

    So stoked to see more of this project! Is there any place where I can sign the petition for this?

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    StrayZer0 - October 21, 2017

    How I would love for Sega to back this… I have longed for another Sega console for so long… I have tried to convince myself so many times over the years that XBOX is Sega under a new name… but No matter how much I play Sonic and Sega games on Xbox it is never the same

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    Jaxer - October 21, 2017

    Even though the chances point against this being accepted by Sega, I really hope that you would release this anyways under your own brand, I feel like living room gaming PCs are gonna be the next big thing in the industry.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 22, 2017

      Thanks Jaxer! That’s a neat idea actually.

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    Henry - October 21, 2017

    What do you exactly mean by “turbo mode”?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 22, 2017

      Some older generation controllers had a turbo mode. When turbo mode is activated, instead of continuously pressing a button you can simple hold it in.

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    Henry - October 21, 2017

    Turbo mode?

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    Craig - October 21, 2017

    An open OS is a terrible idea and one that I imagine SEGA would say no to. In order to get this as an official SEGA console (which I would love!) you need a closed OS and have an official SEGA store. Steam can not be any part of this. I love Sega and would love another SEGA console but if this features an open OS with Steam I’ll pass. Also I’d like to see the controller be a merge design of the old Megadrive 6 button controller and the Dreamcast controller.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 22, 2017

      Hey Craig, we’ve actually rephrased what was previously mentioned about our OS. There will be no Steam on this device. The current software is proprietary to the hardware.

      And we’re looking into revamping the controller to have 6 face buttons.

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        Craig - October 23, 2017

        That’s awesome news Chris. I hope you guys get this going as an official Sega console!

  101. Reply
    Scott Devine - October 22, 2017

    is there a combination between Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic 2 or Sonic 3 in Spartan?

  102. Reply
    David - October 22, 2017

    Please emulate SEGA arcade games!

  103. Reply
    Marc Polo - October 22, 2017

    Streets Of Rage 4K??? Make that happen!

  104. Reply
    Joshua Murray - October 22, 2017

    Will it be possible to play Roms of Sega titles such as Sonic 3 w/ Rainbow Dash?

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - October 22, 2017

      Currently the system can, but this is only for testing purposes. We DO NOT endorse piracy at all. So you’d have to create Roms from the original games that you own.

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    shawn - October 22, 2017

    GUYS does this mean we could play NFL 2k 5 on this system?? also do u think we could see a new gen football game.. 2k make a game where we can edit names… make fake names… please madden blows and we need a new football game

  106. Reply
    Daniel Kellman - October 25, 2017

    Absolutely Incredible!! Make sure you get this to Sega with proper persuasion. By the way when are you expecting to get this to them and what’s the lenght process?

  107. Reply
    MiREK - November 1, 2017

    Hey Spartans,
    I have one question: Are you aware of and would you consider Operation Razor/Alethia Games as a potential partner in the future?
    Thank you,
    MiREK.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 2, 2017

      Hey MiREK, the folks behind Operation Razor are probably working extremely hard, as we are on our prototype. We’re always open to chat. 🙂

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        MiREK - November 11, 2017

        Ah, nice to hear. 🙂
        (Also, you can ignore the comments I left on your other blog. I thought you weren’t active the whole time.)

  108. Reply
    Daniel Kellman - November 14, 2017

    Wonderful Idea for you to make the dream of sega’s return to glory come true!
    What should be done is to let Sega release a sonic mania sequel at the releaseing of the console to the market and public as well as a good 3D game whether it be a combat game, remasterd arcade game or all new game of some sort; Or it could be a new 3D sonic game {of which I hope} that shows off the performance of the console to a great extent [ but just like Nintendo it should be a ground breaking game ] I’m not exactly a mario fan, but I think Sega should create a game a bit inspired to that of sonic Utopia and super mario Odyssey – An exploration game where one can explore many places or race past them at high speeds. Remember, you need to be wise in order to get this gaming console to actually be sucessful but from what I’ve seen your going great so far!; Love it, I really do. Don’t forget to take advice from the public, see what ideas you can muster them and take them to sega. It’s been a dream for Sega-Sonic to make a big Return and topple over the other the other consoles and games and so far you’re on that road. You’ve got heart. Don’t listen to aompletely negative comments but take the criticizm int mind to see if maybe they’re right. You can do this. God Bless.

  109. Reply
    Daniel Kellman - November 15, 2017

    When are you guys gonna update Again. Please tell me

  110. Reply
    Tyler Holland - November 15, 2017

    Love the project and i hope you all keep things geared towards a pure gaming console. I think that would actually set things apart from the crowd and i miss the old days where consoles were just consoles. If anything have two separate boot options, one for gaming and the other for multimedia so the hardware can be dedicated to one or the other.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - November 16, 2017

      Hi Tyler, for now we’re purely focusing on a gaming console. Multimedia can be integrated later.

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    mikey - November 29, 2017

    looks really cool

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    Roel - December 7, 2017

    Well first off I absolutely love the design for both the controller and the console. Having a dedicated gaming machine out there takes some serious guts. I do have my concerns on what SEGA’s reaction will be to the whole thing. Does it support HDR too? It’s the more significant image quality shift rather than just 4K. Even if SEGA doesn’t take the bait this should still launch somewhere in the future, just because it looks cool and has the potential to do some great stuff.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - December 26, 2017

      You’re absolutely right about 4K vs HDR where HDR is the more significant image shift. We support both HDR and 4k with out hardware.

  113. Reply
    Hector - December 9, 2017

    Sega is going to revolutionize the game word once again.lets hope they stay on track this time around…

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    ricgf@yahoo.combr - December 13, 2017

    6 buttons in the front like genesis and saturn. please.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - December 26, 2017

      Wait for the next update 🙂

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    sven - January 5, 2018

    i will be the first to buy this console!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  116. Reply
    Jake - January 7, 2018

    Good luck on the console

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - January 16, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂

  117. Reply
    Jake - January 7, 2018

    Good luck on the console

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - January 16, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂

  118. Reply
    Jonathan D.W. Thompson - January 10, 2018

    I think the controller needs a little more work, like make the handle grips a little smaller and add a 6 button option in the controller.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - January 16, 2018

      You will see the 6 button controller design in the next update 🙂

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    Emmanuel Hernandez - January 11, 2018

    Is the sonic 4k footage is real?
    How much will it cost for the console?
    When is it gonna be release to United States? (GameStop)

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - January 15, 2018

      That footage is something we produced in our studio. As for costs and the release date, we can’t give any comments on that unfortunately.

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    Jesse James Peterman - January 18, 2018

    Has Sega agreed with the console? I don’t much believe posts and forums. Sega seems quiet on their website. So far what I have seen of the console I think it’s a great looking console controller looks like a boss.

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - March 24, 2018

      Thank you for the support. No, we are simply building a prototype which will be proposed to Sega. We do not have any affiliation with Sega.

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        Scott Devine - April 30, 2018

        Untill?

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    Petermira - January 21, 2018

    Any news from sega ??? How is the process going ??? Are we going to have the Sega Spartan???

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - March 24, 2018

      Only once we have finalised our development. We’ll contact Sega.

  122. Reply
    Brandon Zimmerman - January 26, 2018

    I’m hyped

  123. Reply
    Andy888 - January 29, 2018

    Sega Spartan was released on May 31, 2018

  124. Reply
    Mo - January 30, 2018

    Any new updates on this? Looks cool but I’m skeptical if this is actually a project? Thanks

  125. Reply
    Dan - February 20, 2018

    vaporware

    1. Chris L
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      Chris L - March 24, 2018

      We hope not 🙁

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    Osiris - February 22, 2018

    Hello, I would like Sega to have its own store. It is a great idea that you can insert the cartridges of the old sega genesis. Also, it would be a great idea to remaster the old titles. Another great idea would be to win trophies but not only you have the achievement but also that you earn points or something similar to buy games in the sega store, it would be worth it since it would motivate me more to play and old school people would show their talent in his world of old games like sonic, comix zone, eswat, street of rage, shinobi and others.
    I am from Argentina and search all over the internet to find information about something new from sega and I am very happy to know that finally it will see a new console and hopefully it will be official.

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    Alan - February 28, 2018

    Will there be a Virtua Fighter game?

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      Chris L - March 12, 2018

      That’s not our decision to make unfortunately.

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    John Richard Sylliboy - March 4, 2018

    I was Nicola Tesla and I designed this console…this console has the best hardware there can be for video game consoles, as well as new software equations that can play any type of game.

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    LUIS - May 10, 2018

    kuenta La Leyenda k un Hombre estubo esperando la SEGA SPARTAN 700 nosekuantos años. y k kuando salio. Era TODO lo k el esperaba. Kuenta la leyenda tambien k era tan buena k daba MIEDO y no konseguias JUGAR. pero si jugabas te Dessmallabas.. SEGA SPARTAN con las SS Chicas Super Saiyan..

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    theoremUK - May 21, 2018

    you should of kept the first controller design you had. just, put the 6 buttons on it. the new controller design is horrid, and looks similar to the useless 3d controller sega released for the saturn. please do not continue with this horrid new design. you want this to look cutting edge. like the original design here. not hideous like a completely terrible throwback. ieven the north american sega saturn controller had more edge then the new design

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