As part of its financial report, SEGA Sammy Group announced that it will leverage existing and prior intellectual property through “remasters, remakes, reboots, etc.” to strengthen its core properties through fiscal 2024. The company also references the so-called “super games” which, if you think back, can include IP like Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio.
Here is the full quote from SEGA Sammy’s report:
“The core strategies of the new mid-term plan focus on digging deeper into key existing IPs such as: sound, FANCY STAR, YAKUZA (ryu ga gotoku), personaand Total war and offer them to global markets. Within five years we will also face the challenge of “Super Games”. In addition, given our large pool of IPs, which enjoy strong recognition worldwide, we will actively use and further develop past IPs, i.e. through remasters, remakes, reboots, etc.
SEGA Sammy states that its mid-term plan is to “break out of the current situation and become a truly sustainable group”; they have dubbed this plan “beyond the status quo.” The company has high ambitions for its upcoming Super Games, stating that the long-term goal is to achieve every game “achieve lifetime sales of 100 billion yen (about $766 million).
The question, of course, is what kind of games are we likely to see in the next few years. Could we finally see a switch port from person 4 and 5? Perhaps the Yakuza series will find its way onto Nintendo’s platform. Who knows!
What games would you like to see from SEGA in the coming months and years? Sound off the comments below!
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/05/sega-plans-to-leverage-more-past-ip-with-remasters-remakes-reboots Sega plans to use more IP from the past with “Remasters, Remakes, Reboots”.