SEGA recently released a new update to the SEGA Mega Drive and Genesis Classics which brings a number of exciting new features including, but not limited to support for virtual reality (VR) via Steam VR. Two-player online multiplayer, leaderboards, additional graphics filters and border options are among some of the other features which have been added in the recent update.
The new VR support allows players to immersive themselves directly in the collection’s hub area that is designed to resemble a teenager’s bedroom from the 90s,full of nostalgia. This means that players will be able to relive the joy of siting down in from of an old CRT television and playing some 16-bit videogames all while benefiting from the new features that see new ways to play all with superb performance as well.
Two-player online multiplayer support sees previously local-only multiplayer titles, such as Streets of Rage, allow players to team up and play through the classic together. Leaderboards will offer a way for players to compete against each other and see who is the best when it comes to highscore and if that was not enough new challenge modes will put a twist on these classic titles.
Another new feature which is sure to get players excited is the additional of ROMs from other regions being included offering new titles and some familiar ones, but with their regional differences still intact. A new option to fast-forward and rewind titles is also now available, along with the option to disable the sprite limit and a mirror mode for the ultimate challenge.
Al of the above new features, including the new VR support, have been released as a free update to current owners of any SEGA Mega Drive and Genesis Classic title on Steam with the complete collection now having a new low price of $29.99 (USD) / €29.99 (EURO) / £24.99 (GBP). Players who need to pick up a few more individual titles to complete there collection can do so are new reduced price as well for each title. As a final detail to sweeten the deal is that the SEGA Mega Drive and Genesis Classics now feature Mac and Linux support.
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