By now you’ve probably heard that Sega is getting ready to make a big announcement that could revolutionise the gaming industry.
Sega fans will find out more when the story breaks in the upcoming issue of Famitsu on June 4.
The revolutionary news will coincide with Sega’s 60th anniversary celebrations, and is said to be on par with the PlayStation 5 reveal.
The hype surrounding the announcement has led to all kinds of speculation from fans and commentators.
Some believe that Sega will announce a partnership with Microsoft, and that the Xbox Series X could be rebranded as a Sega console in Japan.
This would certainly help Microsoft make inroads in a region that is yet to embrace the Xbox brand.
Unfortunately, however, it looks like there’s bad news for fans hoping for an Xbox Series X partnership with Sega.
According to industry insider Daniel Amhad on Twitter, the Sega announcement isn’t related to Microsoft.
In a post on Twitter, Ahmad writes: “A key opinion leader in China says they have seen the latest Famitsu issue and that they can confidently say that the news is not what has been rumored. (The rumor being that Microsoft would work with Sega to rebrand and launch Series X in Japan).
“To add further clarification. Basically whatever this Sega news is won’t be related to Microsoft.”
Ahmad even jokes that the news could be something as trivial as Sega revealing a new logo.
If Ahmad’s sources are correct, then it’s good news for PS5 pre-order customers, and Nintendo Switch fans.
It’s likely that Sega will continue to release games for these consoles for years to come.
It’s all speculation right now, but there’s a slim chance Sega could release a new console.
However, with the Dreamcast ceasing production nearly 20 years ago, not to mention the increased competition, a new console seems unlikely.
Speaking of the Dreamcast, perhaps Sega will release a mini version of the cult favourite console, similar to the Mega Drive Mini.
There’s also a chance Sega will launch a new game streaming service featuring its backlog of arcade and home console classics.
Or maybe it is just a new logo?
Fans can find out more by checking back on June 4 for Sega’s revolutionary announcement.