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SEGA Mega Drive Classics

CLIENT

SEGA

SERVICE

Games And Game Technology

SUMMARY

Building upon the success of the original “SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub” on Steam, SEGA tasked us to enhance the experience further by porting the title across multiple platforms and adding a variety of new features, including online multiplayer.

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THE TASK

Building upon the success of the original “SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub” on Steam, SEGA tasked us to enhance the experience further by porting the title across multiple platforms and adding a variety of new features, including online multiplayer.

THE D3T SOLUTION

d3t faced the significant technical challenge of porting the SEGA Mega Drive Classics experience to 5 new platforms (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Linux and Mac), and 3 VR platforms (Vive, Oculus, PSVR). In addition to this, a multitude of new features were proposed together with performance optimisations to allow the experience to run smoothly on each platform.

Understanding the capabilities of the game engine and the challenges that we might face when working with each platform really helped us to architect our systems efficiently.

The 3D hub in the initial Steam release of the title wasn’t originally conceived with VR in mind; so, whilst the geometry all looked great from a fixed head position, once the player had the freedom to move around inside the space, a significant redesign of the 3D space was required to make sure the room look great from any angle.

SNOIC

MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

  • Expand the Steam build to support both Mac and Linux
  • New console builds for PS4, Xbox One and Switch

NEW FEATURES

  • Peer to peer online multiplayer**
  • Achievements and challenges system
  • Rewind and fast forward features
  • Leader boards
  • Favourites system for the ‘Game Library’
  • More customisation for both Hub and emulator settings including a selection of full-screen emulator borders, filters, and an option to horizontally flip the emulator (a feature used in one of the challenges)

MULTIPLE REGION ROMS*

  • Selectable from the ‘Game Library’ menu
  • All games are played using the English release ROM. For some games, it is also possible to switch the ROM for a version in a different language.

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