Sega Actively Developing Live Service Crazy Taxi And Jet Set Radio

The two titles would be the first entries in Sega's Super Game initiative, which the company announced a year ago.

Like any industry in the world, innovation and new ideas are a big part of the gaming industry. Players have seen many new ideas come to life and succeed in the recent past. One of the best examples of such an idea is live service games like Fortnite. Such games have taken over the world and are a constant source of profit while being free. Every studio is trying to create its own original thing and Sega is one such publisher. Now, a newly released report suggests that the company is rebooting some classic games in a new project.

Sega is working on big-budget reboots of cult games like Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. Both the reboots will be live service and part of the Super Game initiative. Observing the success of Fortnite, Sega is diving into the live service game model. So, these two titles are the studio’s first attempt at such games. The report suggests that both of these games are in the works for the Super Game initiative, which Sega revealed to players last year.

While explaining the concept, the Vice President of Sega, Shuji Utsumi, said that the project aims to develop going beyond the traditional framework. He mentioned how several games are in the works for this project and must meet specific conditions. All of them should be multiplatform, have AAA game designs, and a worldwide release. We have defined ‘Super Game’ as the development of AAA titles that cross over Sega’s comprehensive range of technologies, and we will aim to achieve this in our five-year plan,” he said.

Modern technology is also a huge part of this framework. Sega wants these Super Games to be the future of gaming and is going to use some things which assure that. Cloud gaming and NFTs are going to be a big part of these games, according to the Producer at Sega, Masayoshi Kikuchi. The company has already laid the basis for both of these things. A partnership with Microsoft allows it to use the Azure Cloud Platform and the NFTs got trademarked in January. Hence, the company has already done a lot of this project’s work.

Additionally, the report informs how the Crazy Taxi reboot has been in development for over a year. However, both of the games are still in the early stages and could even be cancelled, according to sources. Jet Set Radio and Crazy Taxi are among the favorite games for many, so hopefully, we get to hear more about this project soon.

Ahmed Mansoor

Your average video games enjoyer with a deep passion for single-player adventures who writes about his favorite hobby.