An insider outlines Sega’s plans for a new slate of games

May 31, 2024 by No Comments

Back at The Game Awards 2023, Sega announced five new games based on classic franchises such as Golden Axe, Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, Shinobi and Streets of Rage. Six months later, a trusted insider updates the development of various games in Midori’s lineup.

in a A long twitter thread, several games have been pushed to fiscal 2028, including Games as a Service (Gas) titles based on Jet Set Radio and Crazy Taxi, Midori said. These GaaS titles come after full Unreal Engine 5 remakes of Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio.

“Internally, both the Jet Set Radio and Crazy Taxi plans have been delayed two separate times before, including the original reveal dates of the projects,” he said. “The previous plan this month was to remake Jet Set Radio and reboot in 2026 and Crazy Taxi in 2027.”

She continued: “Remake titles should be released shortly before the reboot for fans of the original titles who don’t want to play the GaaS reboots currently in development.”

Talking about the remakes, she said that the Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio remakes are “very similar” to the originals. They do have some feature improvements and additions, however, including multiplayer for Crazy Taxi. Day one cosmetic DLC is also planned for the games.

Along with those two games, Golden Ax was originally planned for a 2023 release, Midori said. Marketing plans were made for the game, however, plans changed internally as the game was not yet officially revealed.

“And now SOA (Sega of America) is more involved in the development and marketing of Sega titles than ever before,” she said. “And as part of a global initiative the communication between SOA and SOJ has become more consistent for these titles. It’s not just for Sonic titles.

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