During multiple speeches yesterday at the 9th Annual Toy and Interactive Entertainment Conference, Sega of America revealed a few interesting tidbits regarding the future of both their software line-up and their Online itinerary:
Peter Moore revealed that the Dreamcast is currently slated to have over 160 titles available by the end of the year 2000, which is a shot up from the previous estimate of 140 given by then COO Bernard Stolar earlier this year. Sega's Charles Bellfield informed IGN that several 3rd party developers attended the conference, where they gave analysts a peek at the future, with informal announcements regarding over a dozen yet-to-be revealed Dreamcast titles, though there is no word on what titles were shown at present.
Of those titles came a lot of interesting tidbits, including confirmation that a sequel to Sonic Adventure is now indeed official, and expected some time next year. Despite previous vagueness on the existence of the title, Bellfield went on record confirming the development of the game, revealing earlier reports from industry trade website GameDAILY, which had previously been left to speculation by SoA representatives, to be true.
In other news: Also expect Sega to bring the Sonic Team game Phantasy Star Online in the states some time next year, however, it was not clear as to how closely the domestic release will follow the game's arrival in Japan. One of the other 4 games - Chu Chu Rocket MAY follow, but no concrete decision has been made.
Source: IGN DC