Saturday, June 12th, 2021

Sega hopes to release a new “super game” in the next five years


Sega revealed that it plans to release a new “super game” in the next five years (thanks, VGC).

These plans are part of the company’s recent financial performance briefing, which also accurately outlines Sega’s plans for its short-term future.

Listed as a “priority strategy” for the next five years, the undisclosed “super” version will be a brand new IP, so profitability is low at least in the short term. However, Sega added that since the game will be sold globally, there is great potential for growth.

Also in the next five years, Sega will seek to utilize its existing IP catalog in the form of sequels, restarts and remakes.This method was mentioned as early as 2017, and has provided us with an excellent solution Angry street 4.Interestingly, Sega quoted “Angry Street” and Shinobi, crazy taxi, jet radio, space channel 5, Rez, Virtua Fighter with Beast -As a potential candidate for this approach.

In the short term, Sega plans to “strengthen existing IP to build a solid structure” with brands such as the following in the next three years Sonic, Phantasy Star Online 2, Persona 5, Yakuza with Total War Is the main goal of this strategy.

Elsewhere in the report, Sega revealed that there are 4.4 million Speed ​​of sound Although no new Sonic titles were released during that time period, the game has been sold in the past year.In the past year, a total of 4 million war games and 3.8 million were sold Football manager Titles and 3 million Persona games. However, this is not good news. The Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on Sega’s pinball machine business, which has lost 10.6 billion yen ($96.7 million) in the past year.