SEGA and Retro-Bit are long-standing partners. The American props maker has already marketed multiple official reproductions of the Japanese publisher’s controllers. But it hasn’t released all of the products that were advertised several years ago, however. What’s going on ? This is the question he recently answered.
Retro-Bit has just given news of its SEGA Saturn (equipped with analog stick) and Dreamcast controllers. Faced with frequent questions from Internet users on this subject, the props maker decided to take stock of Twitter. While these two products have not been canceled, they have been (significantly) delayed :
“Due to multiple factors such as shortages of components such as integrated circuits, we had to delay the release of the SEGA Dreamcast and Saturn analog controllers. Rest assured that we continue to develop them in a way that meets everyone’s expectations. “
FYI, the Retro-Bit Dreamcast controller has the particularity of being equipped with six buttons. The original Dreamcast controller only had four. It also has new analog stick and directional cross. The manufacturer also promises repositioned triggers.
As its name suggests, the Saturn analog controller from Retro-Bit has two analog sticks. Sketches of these two products distributed by the props are available in our gallery below.
Modern SEGA controllers, but what for?
So far, the official SEGA controllers offered by Retro-Bit have both wired and wireless models. The wired controllers can be connected to the original consoles or to more modern machines via USB. Wireless models are delivered with receivers suitable for original consoles and recent machines.
Retro-Bit initially announced a whole line of SEGA controllers and accessories at CES 2018. To date, several SEGA Mega Drive and Saturn controllers have been released. In several colors what is more. Accessories, such as the Dreamcast VGA Box for example, have not been mentioned again since.
Finally, remember that Retro-Bit also gave news of its SEGA Nomad HDMI project. According to the American, the portable console was “put on hold. “While component shortages have most certainly hurt Retro-Bit, it could also be that their eyes are bigger than their stomachs.
Does this update surprise you? Are you waiting for those Dreamcast and Saturn controllers? Have you ever used Retro-Bit controllers? If so, what did you think? Tell us all in the comments below.