A new report from Bloomberg says that Sega is developing big-budget reboots of two of its most popular Dreamcast games: Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio.
According to Bloomberg The report cites “people familiar with [Sega’s] plan,” said Sega, which is developing these reboots looking to tap into its latter category in search of a Fortnite-like hit. These two reboots could be the first of the Sega’s Super Game initiatives it announced last November.
Which begs the question: why did Sega look to Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio to be a Fortnite? Fortnite is a battle royale game with lots of crossover opportunities thanks to live events and loads of skins and is completely free, which has certainly increased its popularity. Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio certainly don’t sound like Fortnite, but perhaps Sega has more drastic plans for these reboots. Bloomberg also reported that Sega’s European studio is working on a first-person Super Game, so perhaps that’s the title Sega hopes will become a Fortnite-like hit of its own.
The Crazy Taxi reboot has been in development for over a year, and Sega plans to release it in the next two to three years. Jet Set Radio is also in the early stages of development, and the publication’s sources say both games could still be cancelled.
For starters, Crazy Taxi is an exciting quasi-racing game where the player is tasked with transporting passengers across town in a high-speed taxi, all while the tracks from The Offspring (and others) play. Jet Set Radio, on the other hand, is a game about inline skating and graffiti, with flashy visuals in an area not unlike the shopping districts of Tokyo and sizzling soundtracks.
Both Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio are fan favorites, so hopefully these reboots will materialize as games we can all play one day.
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