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SEGA's path forward involves revival of major IPs

Packaged Games Field (example titles: Total War: Warhammer, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, Football Manager 2017, and Persona 5)

Expand existing IPs and obtain new IPs for North American and European PC games
Build revenue base by being entrusted with outsourced development
Challenge for new IPs
Revival of major IPs
Effective utilization of development engines

Digital Games Field (example titles: Puyo Puyo!! Quest, Hortensia Saga, Chain Chronicle 3, and Phantasy Star Online 2)

Create titles that will become global hits
Establish digital marketing business
Expand overseas publishing business
Maintain profits through long-term operation of existing titles
Develop next-generation titles

- SEGA says creating titles that become global hits will be a major issue
- to tackle this, they plan on reviving past IPs and actively utilizing existing IPs, new IPs, and external IPs
- this will be done by maximizing the value of said IPs by expanding development channels (mobile, PC, and game consoles) - the aim is for major projects to have a global simultaneous release

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gtt
Sun May 14 17 10:30pm
Rating: 6

-Create titles that become global hits.

BRILLIANT! why didn't anyone think of this before!.

gtt
Sun May 14 17 10:30pm
Rating: 6

-Create titles that become global hits.

BRILLIANT! why didn't anyone think of this before!.

zaakro
Sun May 14 17 10:31pm
Rating: 2

would be nice if they brought PSO2 over. I'm tired of playing it in Japanese and would like to play it for real.

I heard there was somekind of a deal which prevented them from localizing the game, but it was supposed to end.... I have no idea what happened to it. Porting it to Switch and localizing it would be a great opportunity for them... just like for any developer.

This far after the fact, I'm kinda doubtful. It was fun, the limited time I did play, though. (I was in before the initial IP lockout was added, before there was a workaround that didn't make the game nigh unplayable.)

Anyway, hate to say I don't think PSO2 is ever happening in the West. Maybe we'll get PSO3. Hah. -_-;

I hope they bring back NiGHTS

Man I've heard this bullshit in the past from SEGA how they are gonna "revive" old franchises and the only two I remember getting new games of were Nights and Samba De Amigo. The rest has just been Sonic, Monkey Ball, and Yukuza. I'll believe it when I see new installments in such franchises as Ecco, Streets of Rage, Crazy Taxi, Space Channel, Jet Set Radio, Ristar, Alex Kidd, House of the Dead, Billy Hatcher, Golden Axe, etc.

jd
Sun May 14 17 11:34pm
Rating: 1 (Updated 1 time)

Wasn't there a House of the Dead game for the Wii? Or is that one of those "not new enough to considered alive" type things?

...seriously, when is a franchise officially dead and waiting for a revival? Is there a specific time frame, or is this just a fan thing?

To be fair, Sega has a lot of franchises that either never got back to or was stuck in Japan. When's the last time anyone heard of Shinning Force?

I hope that they stop the "battered spouse" cycle with the Sonic series. No matter how many times they backhand the fans, a lot of people come crawling back to them because they are told that things will change.

I miss you, Sega. You were snatched away from me so suddenly. I still often imagine your warm arms around me, and it sends me into fits of tears each time.

What do they mean by this exactly? Making IPs that aren't global come back in hopes of them being global?

Beach Spikers 2, please.

Rhythm Thief is coming back guys!

I want new arcade machines! F-zero (Nintendo Obviously, but developed by SEGA like the great F-zero X/GX) and House of the deeeeaaaddd!

Please, keep Altered Beast dead.

Instead, bring back Space Harrier and make it a bitchin on-rails shooter that looks like REZ and JET SET RADIO had a beautiful baby.

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