A brand new report from Bloomberg states that Sega is growing big-budget reboots of two of its hottest Dreamcast video games: Loopy Taxi and Jet Set Radio.
In response to the Bloomberg report, which cites “individuals conversant in its [Sega’s] plans,” Sega is growing these reboots seeking to faucet into its again catalog in quest of successful like Fortnite. These two reboots may very well be the primary of Sega’s Tremendous Sport initiatives that it introduced final November.
This begs the query: why is Sega seeking to Loopy Taxi and Jet Set Radio to be a Fortnite? Fortnite is a battle royale with loads of crossover alternatives because of its reside occasions and multitudes of outfits, and it’s free, which actually lends to its recognition. Loopy Taxi and Jet Set Radio are decidedly not like Fortnite, however maybe Sega has extra drastic plans for these reboots. Bloomberg additionally experiences that Sega’s European studio is engaged on a first-person Tremendous Sport, so possibly that’s the title Sega hopes to turn into its personal Fortnite-like hit.
The Loopy Taxi reboot has been in growth for greater than a 12 months, and Sega plans to launch it within the subsequent two to a few years. Jet Set Radio can also be early in growth, and the publication’s sources say each video games may nonetheless be canceled.
For the uninitiated, Loopy Taxis is a zany quasi-racing title the place gamers are tasked with transporting passengers throughout city in a high-speed taxi, all whereas tracks from The Offspring (and others) play. Then again, Jet Set Radio is a recreation about rollerblading and graffiti, with flashy visuals in an space not in contrast to the buying districts of Tokyo and a soundtrack that rips.
Each Loopy Taxi and Jet Set Radio are beloved by their followers, so right here’s hoping these reboots come to fruition as video games we will all play at some point.
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