Sega Aiming To Reboot ‘Crazy Taxi’ And ‘Jet Set Radio’
by Sage Ashford
It appears Sega is aiming to revive some of their old properties, with the company working on AAA versions of both Jet Set Radio and Crazy Taxi. This comes from a report from Bloomberg’s Takashi Mochizuki, who reveals the company is hoping these games will be able to become major, worldwide hits along the level of Epic Games’ Fortnite.
Sega originally mentioned aiming for this with its “Super Game” project back in March of last year. The goal was to create titles which could be expanded globally, and could maintain subscription services and use older IP. This came in a presentation where they acknowledged some of their dormant IP that they planned to either remaster, remake, or reboot. Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio were both the first two titles mentioned on the list, but the list included other classic titles too like Space Channel 5, Panzer Dragoon, Shinobi, and Virtua Fighter.
Though both games are described as early, Crazy Taxi has already been in development for over a year and will shoot for a release in the next three years, which lines up with Sega’s goal for their Super Game project to generate new games over the next five years.