SEGA Planning 'Significant Increase' in Remakes and Remasters for 2022-23

SEGA Planning 'Significant Increase' in Remakes and Remasters for 2022-23

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Richard Walker

SEGA has declared that it's planning on releasing a “significant” number of titles over the course of the ensuing year, with a range of remakes and remasters of classic games apparently in the pipeline, for release before the end of March 2023.

During a financial presentation detailing its results for the fiscal year ending March 2022, SEGA parent company SEGA Sammy reported robust sales of its console and PC titles, with increased profits compared to the previous year, and an even stronger forecast predicted for financial year 2023 (via VGC).

A “significant increase in titles” for the current financial year, including “remake / remaster, spin-off [or] change of theme," are among SEGA's plans, building upon the success of games that fall into that category, like Sonic Colours Ultimate and Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania.

Alongside Yakuza spin-off, Lost Judgment, SEGA apparently sold around 4 million copies of games considered remake/remaster, spin-off, or “change of theme”, and the company is forecasting sales of approximately 5 million units for games within this category during FY2023, including Sonic Origins, which is set for release on 23rd June.

With reboots of Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio reportedly in the works, it seems that SEGA is doubling down on classic IP, although neither of those two titles will be launching in 2022/23. They will, however, form part of SEGA's ‘Super Game’ strategy, which encompasses "the development of AAA titles that cross over SEGA's comprehensive range of technologies," according to SEGA EVP Shuji Utsumi.

Which classic SEGA titles would you like to see making a comeback? New Billy Hatcher, anyone? Shinobi? Kid Chameleon?

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  • Yakuza Samurai Collection and PSP Remasters let's hope.
    Throw in Dead Souls too. Be nice to play it at a frame rate higher than the games age rating.
  • @1 - I would kill for a western release of Yakuza Kenzan and Ishin!
  • Me personally would love a remake/remaster of PSO 1 and 2. I know we have new genesis, but the original was awesome and kinda set the wave of MMO
  • ….Cause that’s what the Series X was made for right?

    Gaming industry has officially lost it’s creative/out of the box thinking all due to making $ over a new and creative game.

    Let’s make a brand new “next gen console” just so we can continue to remake old ass games over and over.

    I’m all in for some “remakes” but it’s literally gotten out of hand.

    Shit is ridiculous, they will keep doing it though cause people are dumb enough to keep spending money on it.
  • Remake. Don't remaster. Remake Sonic Adventure 1&2.
  • Yea, would prefer to see more remakes than remasters.
  • Eternal Champions SEGA CD!!!! Enought with boring Sonic and Yakuza games.
  • Here's hoping for a port [or better] of the Yakuza Fist of the North Star game.
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