Sega hiring staff to help make new online Crazy Taxi game
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Sega Hiring Staff to Help Make New Crazy Taxi Game

Sega announced that it is hiring new staff members into the Crazy Taxi development team. The company also published a new webpage and video that reveal more details on the new game.

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Crazy Taxi was one of the five classic games that Sega will produce new games of, as it had revealed at The Game Awards 2023. The brief gameplay footage from the first trailer showed multiple players driving taxis all around the city, with one of them driving a police car instead.

Kenji Kanno confirmed in the new interview video that instead of a remake of the original single-player game, his team will produce a new online-based multiplayer game. On the actual recruitment web pages, Sega also branded the new Crazy Taxi entry as a “new major online title.”

The pages for the programmer and modeler jobs also give several hints on the new game’s development platforms. Kenji Kanno’s team will use Unreal Engine 5—including the Niagara VFX System—to produce the new Crazy Taxi game. The team will also use Maya and Houdini to create models and animations for the game.

The ten job openings that Sega has opened are as follows:

  1. Lead Game Designer
  2. Client Programmer
  3. Background Modeler
  4. Car & Prop Modeler
  5. Character Modeler
  6. Concept Artist
  7. Effect Designer
  8. Project Manager
  9. Map / Level Designer
  10. Overall Game Designer

The interview video with Kenji Kanno and other existing members of the Crazy Taxi development team is also available to watch on Sega’s Japanese YouTube channel:

The new Crazy Taxi game for consoles is undergoing development at Sega. The company has still yet to announce the formal title, release window, and platforms for the new online multiplayer-focused game.

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