We’ve got some more details about the recently-announced SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub straight from the show floor at PAX East. According to SEGA Europe’s Dan Sheridan, the initiative came from a desire to improve the user’s experience playing these games on the PC platform, which led to the creation of the project’s living room-like look and feel. This also led to a more expanded feature set, which includes save states, graphical filters, and dramatically-improved emulation.
In addition, Sheridan also discussed the initiative’s most talked-about new feature: the sharing of game mods via Steam Workshop. He clarified that Classics Hub will not come with any first-party modding tools from SEGA itself; however, any fan-made tools that currently exist or will exist in the future are fair game. He also reassured fans that the Mega Drive branding in no ways impacts the project’s availability; it will see a worldwide release on Steam when it launches next week.
All things considered, if you like playing those old Genesis classics on your PC, your experience is about to get a whole lot better. Stay tuned to TSSZ all weekend long for even more news, interviews, and hands-on impressions from PAX!