Sega Ponders Decision to End Dreamcast Support

As strange as it may seem, Sega’s Dreamcast game console, which first appeared in 1998 and faded away to a quick exit in 2001 because of heavy competition from the PlayStation 2, has continued to be supported by Sega as recently as February 2007 with game ports of various titles for the machine. But according to CVG, the support for the Dreamcast game system is about to cease.

The issue involves the decision by Sega to stop producing "GD-ROM" media. This disk media is specific to Dreamcast games and stopping GD-ROM manufacturing will essentially mean no more games for the Dreamcast. Additionally, Sega support for the machine will cease on September 28.

Dreamcast-Scene is asking loyal Dreamcast owners to print out a form letter, sign it and send the petition to Sega headquarters in Japan in order to stop the decision of pulling the cord on Dreamcast support. The letter, in part reads:

"First and foremost, let us, as fans of the Dreamcast, thank you for your support of the Dreamcast…We, as fans, appreciate this long-standing support and wish that it continues for years to come…All of our Dreamcast systems still work…So please continue GD-ROM production, and we will continue showing our appreciation."

With additional reporting by Chris Pereira.


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