Sega Could Be Planning To Resurrect Huge IPs

Claudine Rigal
Mai 16, 2017

According to a marketing and financial strategy document from Sega for the "Road to 2020", the company plans on reviving major IPs and obtaining new ones for North American and European PC games.

What do you think of Sega's lofty goals of global hits and reviving major IPs? Considering the state of the industry, some of them make more sense than others.

Despite SEGA's new found focus on PC gaming, it looks like the company plan to look back at some of its older properties and bring them to the twenty-first century. Sega's wording in the statement is interesting - what amounts to a "major" brand for the publisher remains to be seen.

Sega has not done much with a lot of franchises. Titles like Panzer Dragoon, Skies of Arcadia, and Shining Force helped round out the top 10, while games like Space Channel and Outrun appeared further down the list.

Finally, Sega explicitly detailed the biggest bullet points for finding success with digital distribution and packaged retail games. Beyond that, titles like Shinobi and Streets of Rage feel like pretty safe bets, while more grandiose efforts - such as a Skies of Arcadia revival - are much more of a longshot. If Sega was so inclined, Virtua Cop would work great with the PlayStation VR (and possibly the Move Aim Controller).

Sega's full-year results have revealed that Persona 5 and Total War: Warhammer gave them a boost, with Persona 5 shipping 1.5 million units since launch and Warhammer shipping half a million units in just three days.

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