Sega Plans to Revive Its Major IPs in the Next 3 Years

Sega Plans to Revive Its Major IPs in the Next 3 Years

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Or maybe SEGA and Obsidian want to work together to create a new IP?

This information was revealed in Sega's "Road to 2020" presentation document which the company released at the end of the latest fiscal year. The company wants to also expand its reach for PC games in North America and Europe.

SEGA reported profits attributed to parent (net profits) of $242.9 million, or 27.6 billion yen, representing a mighty 421% year-over-year increase.

Sega... the one who directly competed with Nintendo back in the heyday of gaming with some noteworthy hardware and titles, has now since scaled back (drastically).

Most notable though is talk of "revival" of Sega's vast cache of intellectual property, much of which has been dormant in recent years.

A long-awaited PC port for the 2010 sci-fi shooter Vanquish will finally be headed to Steam on May 25, but this is merely the warm-up to the release of some of SEGA's bigger IPs throughout 2017. The company enjoyed strong performances, having a total of 10.28 million game units sold, with contributions from new releases such as Persona 5 and Total War: Warhammer. Titles such as House of the Dead, Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio are some of the titles that come to mind when it comes to major IPs that have not been seen for a while and remain as cult favorites to this day.

The question now remains: what is Sega going to bring back that has been gone for so long? These include series like Persona, Football Manager, Total War, Phantasy Star, and of course, Sonic the Hedgehog.

  • Terrell Bush