A monetary outcomes presentation has revealed that Sega is contemplating reboots of Loopy Taxi, Jet Set Radio and different dormant IP, whereas it begins work on a ‘tremendous sport’.
A outcomes presentation to mark the top of the fiscal yr was published to the SegaSammy investor relations website today. The slideshow consists of a variety of fascinating particulars in regards to the firm’s future plans. One slide considerations the “utilization of IP [intellectual property] belongings,” noting which IPs are energetic and dormant, and the way Sega plans to remaster, remake or reboot its older sequence to capitalize on the “globally acknowledged” IPs it has in its vault.
Numerous outdated, fan favorite franchises are talked about prior to now IP teams part, together with Loopy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, NiGHTS, House Channel 5, Panzer Dragoon and Rez. On the very least, this implies that the corporate is taken with bringing a few of these video games again to market whereas strengthening its energetic IPs comparable to Yakuza, Persona and Sonic.
The presentation additionally mentions Sega’s five-year plan to launch what it calls a “Tremendous Sport”. Whereas unclear precisely what that time period implies, Sega says it is making “targeted funding” within the mission, and goals to have it launched by its 2026 monetary yr.
In addition to turning its present, energetic IPs into world manufacturers, the corporate desires to create new IP “which will be expanded globally” – however which it does not anticipate to be instantly extremely worthwhile. No particulars got on which of Sega’s studios would make the sport, nor what sort of a sport it will be.
As Sega works in the direction of its Tremendous Sport, it additionally mentions the event of a “new FPS title at European studio,” which might properly be the “ambitious multiplayer” sci-fi shooter Creative Assembly is engaged on. Sega expanded Inventive Meeting again in 2017, acquiring Crytek Black Sea and adding it to its ranks as Creative Assembly Sofia.