Sega: “You Will Continue To See a Reinvention of Classic Sega IP”
Sega has a lot of old games. A LOT of old games. And they’re “constantly” thinking about bringing some of it back, said Sega West president Mike Hayes in an interview with VG247.
We constantly review the IP we’ve got in the locker because that’s one of Sega’s big advantages. And when we bring it out and do it properly, like re-imagine Sonic or doing Sega Rally Arcade Online and stuff like that, we have success. Some of it when we try and do it, like Golden Axe on PS3 and 360, it didn’t do so well.
Hahahahahaha Golden Axe. Yeah, that was funny.
So we carefully look at each IP and every month, we review the locker of IP and think, ‘how could we release those and if so, what are we going to? Will it be a big game, digital, free-to-play?’ We constantly look at it. What I can say is that you will continue to see a reinvention of classic Sega IP coming to various platforms over the next three-to-five years.
VG247 smartly asked about Shenmue, to which Hayes said they had no plans for that franchise. Dang it, Dan. But, hey, maybe next month they’ll have plans.