We love seeing big new AAA releases with the Nathan Drakes and Alan Wakes, but there will always be a place in our hearts for oldies like the Solid Snakes and other old characters who aren’t fake (couldn’t think of a final name).
That’s why it’s encouraging to hear from SEGA’s Mike Hayes that the publisher will continue to dive into its backlog of IPs to create new experiences for another three to five years.
“We constantly review the IP we’ve got in the locker because that’s one of Sega’s big advantages,” the SEGA West president told VG247.
“And when we bring it out and do it properly, like re-imagine Sonic or doing Sega Rally Arcade Online and stuff like that, we have success. Some of it when we try and do it, like Golden Axe on PS3 and 360, it didn’t do so well.
“So we carefully look at each IP and every month, we review the locker of IP and think, ‘how could we release those and if so, what are we going to? Will it be a big game, digital, free-to-play?’ We constantly look at it. What I can say is that you will continue to see a reinvention of classic Sega IP coming to various platforms over the next three-five years.”
So let’s have a little fun speculation; what would you like to see brought back and where do you want to see it? Stop saying Shenmue 3! We can’t scream PSN/XBLA remake of Vectorman enough, really.