Sega to Develop Online and Offline Palm Games
Japan's Sega Corp. said yesterday it would begin creating games for Palm's handheld computers. The game maker provided few details, but said that both online and offline video games will be available for Palm Powered handhelds sometime this year. The online games will be accessible through the MyPalm portal.
Peter Moore, president and COO, Sega of America, said "We feel Palm handhelds are one of the best vehicles for enjoying Sega games anytime, anywhere."
Moore went on to say that the games would likely be geared toward handheld devices with wireless connections, so that consumers can download games either on a pay-per-play basis or via subscription.
"The quality of games has not been up to par recently...,'' Moore said in a conference call. "But once we start applying our development effort to bring characters like Sonic (the Hedgehog) to a Palm, I think you will see the business model open up immediately.''
"Sega games would add an exciting entertainment option for MyPalm portal wireless users and all Palm handheld users worldwide," said Barry Cottle, chief operating officer, Content and Access, for Palm Inc. "We are delighted that Sega plans to add some of the industry's leading video games to our growing lineup of personal and business content and services for Palm handheld aficionados."
Sega made the announcement at the same time that it revealed it would move out of the hardware business and pull the plug on its flagship Dreamcast video game machine.
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