Future Gaming Plans
- Short term, Sega plans to strengthen all of their current IP's into global brands. In order to achieve this goal, their future games will receive simultaneous worldwide releases, release on more platforms, be localized into more languages, utilize assets from other IP's, have more focus on long term support and monetization, receive multimedia tie-ins designed to draw in more players, and support subscription services like Gamepass.
- Long term, Sega wants to create a "super game", a massively successful IP that is designed to drive huge long term profits (think something like Overwatch, Fortnite, or Apex Legends). According to the slides, this "super game" is an online first person shooter being developed by one of their European studios, aiming for release sometime within the next 3 to 5 years, and will utilize assets from other Sega IP (so maybe a hero shooter with heroes from other Sega games, or perhaps a battle royale game with cosmetic outfits from many other Sega IP's). This super game will receive multimedia tie-ins, and has a goal of 100 billion yen in revenue, or $911m USD in revenue
- Sega wants to revive more of their dormant IP's, either with remasters, remakes, or reboots, and are currently deciding which dormant IP they'd like to revive. They are also planning on doing more remasters and remakes for their active IP's like Sonic (rumored to have both a remaster collection and a Sonic Colors remake in development), Yakuza (rumored to be planning Kiwami style remakes for Yakuza Kenzan and Ishin), and Persona (rumored to be working on remasters or remakes for several older Persona games).
For completeness, Sega also focusing on global releases, multiple platforms, multiple languages, monetization, etc, going forward. pic.twitter.com/rjG6moxgMZ— Adam (@King_Seda) May 13, 2021
- Sonic series sold 4.4m copies in the last 12 months in spite of no new Sonic games releasing during that 12 months
- Total War sold 4m units last 12 months
- Football Manager sold 3.8m units last 12 months
- Persona sold 3m units last 12 months