Na alle oproer rondom het verdwijnen van Sega en de Dreamcast was er blijkbaar behoorlijk wat verwarring over de waarheid van dit verhaal. Met de ontkenning van SEGA USA en het stilzwijgen van de Europese divisie was de chaos natuurlijk compleet.

Gelukkig mogen we uit een brief naar de werknemers van SEGA afleiden dat eerder genoemd verhaal compleet onwaar is.

Een marketingtruc om SEGA weer in de aandacht te zetten? Misschien zouden we het dan wel zo jammer moeten vinden dat we allemaal DC's gaan kopen.An email sent to Sega Europe employees this morning by President Kazutoshi Miyake reads as follows:

"Dear colleagues, "As you might have seen rumours about Sega have been spread on the some websites and papers. But Sega globally reaffirms its commitment to Dreamcast. In fact Sega has more than 100 games worldwide coming out for Dreamcast in the next year, out of which more than 20 titles are due to be released in Europe. It is just a rumour and Sega has not made any statement regarding ceasing manufacturing of Dreamcast or development of games for other platforms.

"Have a good day."In ieder geval een goed bericht voor de huidige DC-bezitters. phuw!

Update 20.55: Ook wij hebben inmiddels een officieel persbericht ontvangen van Sega of Europe. Natuurlijk wordt alles wat we weten gewoon verteld, wat niet waar is en wat wel waar. Ach, lees het zelf maar:

Sega is considering a strategic reform to return the company to profit. The reform will be based on the previously announced management plan,

(Oct. 27th, 2000).

Sega is planning to reform the worldwide production, sales and distribution system for Dreamcast. Although sales of Dreamcast will continue, Sega will be focussing on the software business. We are preparing a very solid Dreamcast software line-up with more than 100 titles (including third parties) to be released in the coming year.

As we have previously announced, Sega is in negotiation regarding the supply of our software to other gaming units including, Playstation2 and Game Boy Advance. As for our multi platform strategy, we are now aggressively progressing the use of the Dreamcast architecture in Set Top Boxes and other home electronics devices.

Further details will be announced as soon as they are available.