A Russian website has revealed information claiming that SEGA have signed a new deal with UK Based technology firm: Imagination Technologies, to work on a chip set for a very graphically high-tech next generation games console.
Translated Text From Source:
“Still no technical information of the project because it is in a very early stage. SEGA shared, that their plans are for a new console to be a direct competitor to the next generation of products from Sony and Microsoft. The company believe that with more development over time, they will be able to defeat the two giants and take a larger share of the market.”
Imagination Technologies have released a Press Release regarding a demonstration of their latest Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) graphics and display technologies:
“The demonstrations, at an Imagination event at the British Embassy in Seoul Korea on June 10th 2010, make use of the powerful rendering capabilities of Imagination’s POWERVR SGX graphics acceleration family and the video decode and enhancement capabilities of the POWERVR VXD video decoder and FRC frame rate conversion IP cores.
The high performance POWERVR SGX graphics acceleration cores are ideally suited to S3D graphics, either using single or multi-processor cores for resolutions up to full 1080P HD, and are capable of supporting all commonly used S3D formats such as frame sequential, side-by-side, top-bottom and interlaced.
Using SGX it is possible to quickly upgrade existing 3D content to deliver full S3D, bringing new realism to 3D games and navigation, and exciting new possibilities for user interfaces in a wide range of applications.
Imagination is engaging with lead partners for this technology now.”
If this rumour is to be believed, SEGA would be in the process of developing a high-spec 3D games console that would directly compete with the Playstation 4 and Xbox 720.
SEGA has not released any official word that such a deal is in place, so this news post will be regarded as a rumor until proven otherwise.