PlayStation 2 and Dreamcast games could be on the way to PlayStation Network, according to what looks like an internal Sega of America document unearthed by Objectif-Sega.
The document appears to be first-draft minutes from a meeting in August between Sega of America and Robert Dyer, senior vice president of publisher relations for Sony Computer Entertainment America.
According to the notes, “SCEA wants to sell all PS2 titles on PSN.” Notice that word: all. That means the entire 1800 game PS2 back catalogue could be on its way. Who needs backwards compatibility when you can just buy your old games over again, eh?
In addition to this, the document also discusses Dreamcast titles coming to PSN, and indirectly hints that they may be coming to Xbox Live Arcade too. The notes read, “If we provide a list of DC titles SCEA will let us know which ones they’re interested in having exclusively.” Clearly, if exclusivity is an issue, then PSN has a competitor. XBLA is the obvious answer.
Now, before we all go getting excited about downloading Shadow of the Colossus and Jet Set Radio, it should be noted that none of this is official. Indeed, Sega France have requested Objectif-Sega remove their original story. They clearly aren’t happy.
But are they unhappy because the story is untrue, or unhappy because they wanted to reveal it themselves? You decide. We know where our money is.
For those that are interested, the document itself can be downloaded here (*.doc), or you can read highlights over at NeoGaf.