A new report from Bloomberg Says Sega is working on big-budget reboots of two of its most popular Dreamcast games: Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio.
according to Bloomberg The report cites “familiar [Sega’s] plan,” Sega is developing these reboots, hoping to use its back catalog to find hit games like Fortnite. The two reboots could be the first of the super-game plans that Sega announced last November.
Which begs the question: why does Sega want Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio to be Fortnite? Fortnite is a battle royale game that has tons of crossover opportunities thanks to its live events and numerous costumes, and it’s free, which certainly contributes to its popularity. Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio are obviously not like Fortnite, but maybe Sega has more aggressive plans for these reboots. Bloomberg It’s also been reported that Sega’s European studio is working on a first-person supergame, so maybe that’s what Sega wants to be its own Fortnite title.
The Crazy Taxi reboot has been in development for over a year, and Sega plans to release it within the next two to three years. Jet Set Radio is also in early development, and sources at the publication say both games could still be canceled.
For the uninitiated, Crazy Taxis is a hilarious quasi-racing game where players are tasked with transporting passengers across town in a high-speed taxi while playing tracks from The Offspring (and others). Jet Set Radio, on the other hand, is a game about rollerblading and graffiti, with gorgeous visuals in an area similar to Tokyo’s shopping district, and a refreshing soundtrack.
Both Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio are beloved by fans, so hopefully these reboots will be games we can all play one day.
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