Former Sega employee unearths working “Pluto” prototype

AssemblerGames forum member Super Magnetic has unveiled a prototype system that came into his possession while working at Sega.

Codenamed Pluto, the machine was essentially a remodelled Sega Saturn with an in-built NetLink adapter.

It is believed that two of these prototypes exist, but the one shown off by Super Magnetic is believed to be fully functional. Any plans to mass produce the prototype were probably killed off with the poor performance of the Saturn outside of Japan and the push to move onto a format where an internet interface would be available to the entire userbase (Dreamcast).

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