It looks like SEGA is working on reboots of Crazy cab and jet set radio as part of its Super Game initiative.
According to a report, the two titles will be the first to be released as part of the company’s strategy.
Sources speaking to Bloomberg said the Crazy Taxi reboot has been in development for over a year and plans to release within the next two to three years. Jet Set Radio, on the other hand, is also in an early stage of development, but neither is a guaranteed release.
SEGA’s Super Game Venture will be led by Executive Vice President Shuji Utsumi, who previously said the company is developing multiple titles for the project. While every title matters, it is planned that each will be an interactive title that goes beyond the scope of traditional games. The criteria for each game are multi-platform, multi-language development, simultaneous global release, and triple-A.
The company hopes to develop games that can generate total revenue of 100 billion yen ($780 million) over their lifetime by offering not only a pure game but also services, including various communities living within the game are produced. It is also planned to develop new genres of games in which people can spend time in the game world.
Such a super game will be a major global title and FPS being developed in the European studio.
SEGA announced back in November that it had partnered with Microsoft on its Super Game development using Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. The plan is to produce games “with a focus on ‘global’, ‘online’, ‘community’ and ‘IP use'”.
Originally released in 2000, Jet Set Radio lets you control a member of a youth gang who travels around Tokyo on inline skates, spraying graffiti, taking on rival gangs and dodging the authorities. In 2012 high definition ports were released for PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Vita, iOS and Android.
Crazy Taxi is a series of racing games and the first appeared in arcades in 1999. It was so successful that it was ported to the Dreamcast in 2000 and sold over a million copies in the US. The game was later ported to PS2, GameCube, and PC, with sequels also appearing on Xbox, Game Boy Advance, and PSP. Mobile titles based on the series have also been developed.
https://www.vg247.com/sega-said-to-be-working-on-reboots-of-crazy-taxi-and-jet-set-radio-as-part-of-its-super-games-initiative SEGA is said to be working on Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio reboots as part of its Super Games initiative