Sega CS2 (1996-1999)

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Sega CS2 (1996-1999)
Division of Sega Enterprises
Founded: 1996-04[1]
Defunct: 1999-05-11[2][1]
Headquarters:
Japan
1996-04-01
1999-05-11

Sega Consumer Research and Development Dept. #2 (Sega CS2) was a video game research and development division within Sega, following Sega Planning Design Production Dept. and Sega Software R&D Dept.[3]. As the name suggests, it was the second "consumer"-specific R&D department created by Sega Enterprises[4][1]. While in name a successor to Sega CS2 and featuring some familiar faces, its developers primarily migrated from Sega RPG Production, including Rieko Kodama, Yasushi Takeuchi, Toru Ohara and tons more. Some notable members had also come from Sega CS1, such as Noriyoshi Ohba, Tomoyuki Ito and Shuichi Katagi.

Prominent members of CS2 worked on popular Mega Drive favourites of the past namely the Phantasy Star and Shinobi games. Notable series the department were involved with include Sakura Taisen and Daisenryaku (via a sub-team nicknamed Sega Strategic Squad Pine Apple[5][6]), as well as several ports of arcade racing games.

In May 1999, all of Sega's internal development divisions were renamed, with CS2 becoming Sega Software R&D Dept. 7[1].

Softography

Sega Titan Video

  • (1997)

Saturn

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List of staff

Magazine articles

Main article: Sega CS2 (1996-1999)/Magazine articles.

Photo gallery

External links

References


Timeline of Sega of Japan research and development divisions








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