Publisher Sega announced during a business presentation that they plan to bring back some of their “major” unused game franchises.
In a document highlighting their direction for the next three years, the Japanese publisher outlined plans to “expand utilised IPs.” Their main goal with this? To “create titles that will become global hits.”
According to the document, Sega also intends to revive some franchises, although nothing official has been announced.
The company owns the rights to multiple now-dormant characters and worlds; Shinobi, Panzer Dragoon, and Jet Set Radio to name a few. As GameSpot reports, developer Obsidian made a light-hearted joke about the news, perhaps referencing their Sega-owned spy RPG Alpha Protocol.
You don't say.— Obsidian (@Obsidian) May 15, 2017
What if...? https://t.co/29s7TG3Mqr
The presentation also notes that the company will be doubling down on their successful franchises – meaning you’ll likely see more Persona, Total War, and Sonic games in the future.
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