In my casual internet browsing I came across a Japanese article on twitter accompanied by some strange console device with Sega on it. Turns out 2 years ago people started a petition to get a Dreamcast 2 made and released. Progress has been slow up until 3 weeks ago in which a post on a Shenmue fan site helped bump it to 10,000 signatures, then later in that same week another 10,000.
Clearly this is getting serious, and will only grow as the petition grows. The starters of this petition Ben Plato and Patrick Lawson are planning a pitch to Sega, and even if that fails he has a developer and other interested parties to help him. There is no actual name for the console currently.
The latest post on the petition describes the console as:
…intended to be a Hybrid PC Dreamcast system with updated specs and the ability to redraw games in High Definition.
Interested people can sign the petition, follow the Facebook or register on the official website for more updates. This is likely to gain more news and attention as various media sites have picked up on this since the recent boom in signings and the website being made. Expect updates if any major developments unfold from here on.
So, while I believe this will gain some sort of traction short of Sega shutting the whole thing down completely, what do you think? Discuss in the forum/comments below!