Sega Mega Drive console, or the Genesis, developed a virtual playground for them called The Mega Drive Classics Hub, which will premiere as a free update on April 28, and it will allow players to enjoy their favorite emulated Sega Genesis since it will support for over 40 Genesis games.
The Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub is hoping to attract some new collectors, being supported by Steam, and it is updating its catalog with a new 3D interface that simulates the look and feel of a console gaming fanatic’s bedroom with an impressive library of 16-bit classic games. It was also reported that the games will be supported on PC and Mac.
“Sega is launching an emulator for the Sega Mega Drive, more popularly known as the Sega Genesis in the United States, on April 28 through a Steam update. Through the emulator, named the Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub, players can access games for the console that they have purchased on Steam,” according to a story published on the topic by Tech Times.
This new virtual playground will share modified versions of games from the early 90s. When the Mega Drive Classic Hub is loaded up, the console will be presented from a first-person perspective, offering players a view of a Sega fan’s bedroom. Posters for Golden Axe and Streets of Rage are visible on the walls, and a double-headed axe prop sits in a corner. The Mega Drive itself is hooked up to a CRT TV, along with a small bookcase stacked with chunky cases for equally chunky cartridges.
Posters for Golden Axe and Streets of Rage are visible on the walls, and a double-headed axe prop sits in a corner. The Mega Drive itself is hooked up to a CRT TV, along with a small bookcase stacked with chunky cases for equally chunky cartridges.
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Players can move around the room and browse a virtual shelf filled with all of their purchased Mega Drive and Genesis games, giving quick and easy access to a library that spans dozens of titles. They can also change how they are presented from an audio and visual standpoint.
After picking a game, players will sit in front of the simulated CRT television and enjoy Sega’s back catalog free of distractions. Over the course of gameplay, the surrounding room will illuminate and darken as time passes due to the Hub’s dynamic daylight simulation.
The Hub will also include keyboards, controllers, and even graphics enhancement filters. Users would be able to save their progress at any point in the game.
“Playing modded console games on a PC or Mac is a gray area legally, especially if you don’t own the physical game. But the scarcity of many titles from the 1980s and 1990s leaves vintage games fans with few other options,” according to a recent PC Mag report.