When it comes to talking about classic videogames, Sega’s Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio are right up there. Known for their flashy and fun gameplay, captivating soundtrack, and beautiful art design, both the games have achieved cult status among the gaming audience.
It is no surprise when Sega plans on rebooting both the games, modernizing them for a new generation of gamers to enjoy.
Sega Plans To Build an Online Community With The Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio Reboots
As per a report by Bloomberg, the Japanese developer and publisher well known for Sonic The Hedgehog, among others, are currently developing big-budget reboots of both the games.
Both the titles will enter Sega’s Super Game Initiative, announced a year back as a way to develop returning revenue sources and build an online community around Sega’s software portfolio. The company is setting Epic Games’ Fortnite as an example for this, where the game follows the similar model which Sega is planning to leverage.
The Crazy Taxi reboot is currently in active development for over a year, with the Japanese entertainment company planning to release the game in the next two to three years. However, since the games are in early development, the company can halt the production, as per the industry insiders.
Crazy Taxi puts the players in the role of a taxi driver who zooms through the city with their customers. Additionally, Jet Set Radio is an award-winning game where players will take part in tagging various locations with graffiti.
The Super Game Initiative project is spearheaded by Sega’s video game unit chief Shuji Utsumi, containing four separate projects with the plan to provide content and services that can create a large community, much like online free-to-play games like Fortnite.
As of now, a spokesperson from the company said that they have no comments to present.