Sega officially announced its commitment to third party development in a huge news conference this morning. The company outlined which of its development studios would align to which console, noting that Sonic Team, AM2 and Amusement Vision will largely focus their efforts on Nintendo’s Gamecube.
In total, Sega is planning to release 23 games on the Gamecube, from a variety of its internal studios. Across the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Gamecube, the publisher will release 53 titles. The Dreamcast is not left out though – Sega confirmed that 65 games are in development for it and will be released within the next year.
One of the big announcements of the conference was the news that Phantasy Star Online could be hitting rival consoles such as the Gamecube and Xbox. It looks like Sonic Team will be making a bed at Nintendo’s place for the foreseeable future, and the future of Sega in general looks great.