The decades-old Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio franchises are reportedly being rebooted by writer Sega as a part of its Super Game Initiative.
According to a report by Bloomberg earlier right now, a brand new Crazy Taxi sport has already been in improvement for a yr with a tentative launch going down in both 2024 or 2025 on the newest.
Sega equally has a brand new Jet Set Radio sport within the early levels of improvement however not like Crazy Taxi might but be canceled.
Both video games are being made for all main platforms with multiplayer assist and a free-to-play enterprise mannequin that features microtransactions. Sega is reportedly utilizing Fortnite as a template for a “big-budget” reboot of its present mental properties, Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio being the primary of the lot.
Sega introduced its Super Game Initiative final yr as a five-year strategic partnership with Microsoft to develop “new and progressive video games” utilizing the facility of the Azure cloud platform.
The initiative focuses on reviving dormant Sega franchises for remakes, remasters, and reboots with elevated international attain and on-line interactivity. Besides Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio, different mental properties on the checklist embrace Space Channel 5, Rez, Panzer Dragoon, Nights, Shinobi, Virtua Fighter, and Altered Beast.
A couple of weeks again, Sega govt vice chairman Shuji Utsumi confirmed that “a number of tasks are presently underway for Super Game Initiative” with “round 50 folks already concerned within the preliminary levels” the place “the ultimate variety of staff will likely be a number of hundred.”
The authentic Crazy Taxi was launched for arcades in 1999 and has spawned a number of sequels and spin-offs since then. Jet Set Radio however acquired solely two installments in 2000 and 2002 with a remaster in 2012.