According to a recent report from bloombergSega is in the process of developing a «big budget» reboot Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio franchises.
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The report notes that the two games will be the first in Sega’s planned Super Game initiative, which the company originally announced last year. This will mean efforts to develop games that have recurring revenue streams like the Epic Game hit. fortnite.
While it’s not clear if the two games will be 100% free-to-play at launch, the report notes that both reboots have been in development for over a year, and while they’re slated to continue, they could still be cancelled. , too much. The report also mentions that Sega’s Super Game initiative currently has plans for about four games, with the company also having one of its European teams working on the first-person shooter. Supposed Crazy Taxi It is also reported that the game will be released within the next two to three years.
Originally released in 1999 for slot machines, Crazy Taxi became something of a fan-favorite game for Sega, and was ported to the Sega Dreamcast in 2000, where it became an incredibly popular game. The sequel and the third part were released in 2001 and 2002, respectively. Last Crazy Taxi title, Crazy taxi tycoonwas released in 2017 for mobile devices as a top-down business management simulation.
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Jet Seed Radio was originally released in 2000 and became a cult classic upon its release as fans loved the anti-establishment themes and cel-shaded art, the latter of which made it the first game to do so. Continuation of the game Jet futurewas released in 2002, and characters from the series continue to appear in games to this day, such as the protagonist Beat appearing in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania.