SEGA is hoping to play to its fans nostalgia glands with a new feature it plans to release next week on Steam. On April 28, the SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub will be available as a free download for anyone who owns a Mega Drive (Genesis) title on Valve’s service, and it looks pretty nifty.
The program takes on the appearance of a bedroom from the 90s, complete with retro TV and a bookcase filled solely with Mega Drive titles. SEGA says that the surveys they’ve been holding recently have been to gauge which titles rank among people’s favorites.
You may have been wondering why in recent weeks we have been quizzing you on SEGA Central about your favourite MEGA Drive/Genesis Characters, Games, Memories & giving away themed swag… That’s because we’re celebrating the launch of the new SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub releasing as a free update on Steam, get ready to load on April 28th.
The new-look system is based on a bedroom of an early nineties SEGA fan with dynamic time-of-day conditions, retro SEGA paraphernalia, a shelf full of MEGA Drive games (including the ones you own) and of course a CRT TV! That’s not all, every single MEGA Drive game will now feature Steam Workshop support allowing you to share modified versions of your favourite retro SEGA titles!
Developed by d3t, the hub will feature some extremely cool features that will undoubtedly make you want to go back and revisit some of your retro favorites. Among them, near-perfect emulation is promised, as well as local co-op for games that already support it.
Here’s the full list of features:
- Spot-on emulation
- Local co-op for games that support it
- Optional graphic enhancement filters
- The ability to save at any point in the gameplay
- Full controller / keyboard support
So, which of your favorite SEGA Genesis games are you going to be playing first? Assuming you can take your eyes off the glorious bedroom hub, that is.