SEGA has a crazy idea to relaunch the crazy taxi franchise
SEGA has a crazy, crazy idea to relaunch the Crazy Taxi franchise. Along with the potential rebirth of another of its popular titles from the Dreamcast days. Radio Jet Set.
Both titles were some of the most popular games on the platform of their time. And retained that popularity long after the Dreamcast was no longer a current console. According to IGN, SEGA is considering a potential relaunch of a number of its various IP addresses.
With a handful of different games on the table for consideration. Currently, SEGA is focusing on some of its more well-known properties, like Persona, Sonic The Hedgehog and the Yakuza series. All of them have had games released in the past couple of years. But Yakuza and Persona are more recent. Both have had titles launched in the past six months. Whereas with Sonic, the last game to be released was Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in November 2019.
SEGA is not guaranteed to relaunch Crazy Taxi
SEGA has not confirmed that it will be relaunching any of its older, more dormant titles. However, the company at least has talks about the idea. If SEGA decides to go ahead, there are also a lot of possibilities.
He could choose to relaunch just one game or he could end up working on a multiple title relaunch. Games can also be remastered, remade or restarted from scratch. Everything seems to be open for discussion at this point. Details are based on SegaSammy’s documentation regarding a presentation of SEGA’s financial results.
In the documentation, potential revivals of the game franchise include Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, NiGHTS, Space Channel 5, Rez, Panzer Dragoon, Shinobi, Virtua Fighter, Altered Beast, House Of The Dead, Streets Of Rage, and Soul Hackers .
SEGA also wants to create a “Super Game”
Relying on nostalgia is a good plan for SEGA. Considering the success that other recent remakes and remasters have had. But it’s not just about giving new life to old IP addresses. He also has a plan to create a “super game” which should be released by fiscal year 2026.
There is also talk of an FPS game currently in development in a European studio. SEGA may no longer make consoles, but it is still very much involved in making games. And it looks like the company wants to bring some of the magic of its old days back to this space.