Sega Does the XBox

[[The Deal]]

Microsoft Corp. and video game powerhouse Sega Corp. announced a long-term, strategic alliance to bring future versions of Sega's games to Microsoft's future-generation Xbox video game system.
The companies kicked off their relationship by announcing an 11-title publishing agreement to premiere many of Sega's upcoming games on the Microsoft Xbox console. The first games to premiere on Xbox will be "Jet Grind Radio Future" (tentative title), "Panzer Dragoon" (latest version), "GUNVALKYRIE", and "Sega GT" (latest version). In addition, Sega plans to utilize the Xbox video game system's broadband online gaming capabilities.

"Having Sega on board with Xbox is a huge win for gamers around the world," said Robbie Bach, chief Xbox officer (CXO) at Microsoft. "The creative artists at Sega not only are going to deliver great Xbox games, they will help us establish the benchmark for great Xbox gaming experiences both on and offline."

"We believe that Microsoft will be very successful with Xbox, which is why we have such a close, strategic relationship with them," said Peter Moore, president and COO, Sega of America. "Our world-renowned development studios have been very impressed with the Xbox hardware, and they are excited to bring new gaming experiences to consumers by utilizing the platform's power and network capabilities. We share Microsoft's commitment to broadband online gaming and will work with it to deliver the best content possible to gamers."

[[Game Details]]

The games announced for Xbox today include the following:

Jet Grind Radio Future (tentative title)
Gamers should get ready to skate, grind and trick to a new beat. "Jet Grind Radio Future" is a next-generation street action game for Xbox that delivers fast-paced action, new awesome tunes and an artistic look that's truly groundbreaking.

Sega GT (latest version)
The most recent version of "Sega GT" delivers adrenaline-filled, full-contact auto racing that allows gamers to design, build and customize the world's hottest cars and capture all the heated thrills found in high-performance driving.

GUNVALKYRIE
"GUNVALKYRIE," the next-generation shooter for Xbox, takes players to war to ignite the battlefields by joining an elite force of mercenaries to battle it out for control of the universe.

Panzer Dragoon (latest version)
Xbox owners will be the first to return to the stunning world of Panzer Dragoon. They can take flight once again to explore the lush beauty, fierce technology and mysterious dragon-breeding culture of one of Sega's most sought-after franchises.

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Sega Does the XBox

This is kinda funny! Sega always as always BS people and they dont even give a damn thing!!its like Sega is saying " OHH our DreamCast Sucked Big Time!! Lets try to get shared revenue's! and from where MICROSOFT!!" this is funny SEGA you will always SUCK peps money till they wakeup and know that you giving them BS for the decAges!!Where you will SHUTDOWNthats for sure!"Used to be sega fan (megadrive days)then bought Segs-CD then sega 32x and almost but thank god didnt buy saturn!! and hell noway am gona buy anything from sega anymore!!"Sony are smart, they have enough funds to create great things!for example PS2 can run PS1 games and even uses its joypads!! that something for the consumer part.Sorry Sega You Left me alone, its time for me to shut the doors on you

Sega Does the XBox

Obviously GS hasn't watched or read the real news. Dreamcast didn't succeed because not enough people bought it. They were scared still from Sega Saturn.If sales were higher for DC it woulda made it. Look at how many titles were perfect for DC compared to any other Console out there. DC was big and still is in my books. And they had Microsoft support from the start by the way. Why do you think it says Powered by Windows CE on the front of the console?Making games for Xbox is a really good idea. THey are more of a game company than console. They will be one of the top game making companies out there. You just wait and see!

Sega Does the XBox

Microsoft and Sega both made really good games.I personally love all the sega consoles except 32X. Sega has made some of the best games i've ever seen. The Sonic series is one of them. Playing Sonic Adventure for Dreamcast really made me change the way I looked at Sonic. I mean if you've played it you know what I mean. All the fast paced action. ALthough it was bogged down by all the cutscenes you couldn't skip it was indeed an awsome game.An then you look at the titles made for Dreamcast such as Soul Calibur, Crazy Taxi, and Shenmue. There are some more examples of what you are looking forward to for the Xbox. Although Soul Calibur may be made by Namco it still had its reign on the Dreamcast and Dreacast only!Imagine playing Soul Calibur 2 on Xbox if they make it. It would be amazing! They could do practically anything with it! Yes you may be angered at Sega for not keeping up a successful console but thats not their fault, its the peoples fault! People did not buy when they actually should have!Segas approach they are going for is the best for them.A game making company.Not consoles!

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