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Sega Financial Report Reveals Interest in Rebooting Dormant IPs

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A recent financial report from Sega revealed that the company will be reevaluating its current list of IPs to determine which properties could potentially see a remake, remaster, or even a reboot. The report reveals the full list of active and dormant IPs, which Sega is currently holding under examination. [Thanks, Nibel!]

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The current list of active IPs include Sonic, Yakuza, Phantasy Star, Total War, Persona, and Megami Tensei. A recent interview with Sega Vice President Shuji Utsumi revealed the company’s hopes for a potential new Sonic game. However, the list of dormant IPs are more expansive and feature franchises that have not received new titles for more than a handful of years. The titles on the list include:

  • Crazy Taxi
  • Jet Set Radio
  • Space Channel 5
  • Rez
  • Panzer Dragoon
  • NiGHTS
  • Shinobi
  • Virtua Fighter
  • Altered Beast
  • House of the Dead
  • Soul Hackers

A total of three options were presented on the slide featuring both the active and dormant IPs for Sega. These included the potential for a remaster, remake, or a reboot. In regards to potential remakes, Sega mentions that this would include adding new features to the prospective remake. However, the financial report from Sega outlines that a reboot would involve reconstructing a new game while abiding by the rules and world of the IP. There was no indication if any of the Sega owned IPs on either of the lists would qualify for a remaster, remake, or reboot as the titles are currently under evaluation.

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