Mega Drive Classics are heading to PC, PS4, and Xbox One

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Sega may no longer be the console-making powerhouse it once was, but that doesn't mean it can't look back at its 90s glory days from time to time.

There aren't very many details about the Sega Genesis Collection just yet, as the compilation was outed by fan site Sonic the Hedgeblog on Twitter today.

SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive Classics will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on 29th May 2018.

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The last major Mega Drive compilation was the Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, which contained nearly 50 games. The trailer that accompanies the announcement, however, tells us which games we can expect to see in the collection when it arrives this May.

The usuals then, but peculiarly the collection is only being released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with no mention of a Switch version. The collection has more than 50 games, with the likes of Sonic: The Hedgehog, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Altered Beast, Gunstar Heroes, ToeJam & Earl, and Shinobi all set to feature in the latest collection from the former platform holder. Whether this new collection will be as robust as the one that the Xbox 360 and PS3 received remains to be seen. Beyond that, the full games list hasn't been revealed yet, so we don't know what exactly is in it.

Unfortunately, that implies a low effort release using existing ports, that Sega couldn't be bothered to get working on the Switch (or maybe they're saving them for the Virtual Console?). An oversight, or is Sega really ignoring Nintendo's versatile system?