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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). 

Financials

https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/pdf/release/202103_4q_presentation_20210513_e.pdf

Highlights

  • 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

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 13 May 2021

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shikamaru317 said:
  • Total War sold 4 units last 12 months

:O biggest flop ever?

Also, it will be kind of funny to see their reaction when their supposed "super game" fails to live up to expectations. I mean, how often do games every do extraordinarily well when they were expected too? Few if any games every do that. Usually the big hits are unexpected. Nobody expected games like Fornite or PUBG to blow up like they did. Even something like GTA5, nobody expected it to do that well. If you're expecting your game to sell something like 100m+ then you're probably in the same position as Square Enix when they were making the Avengers game...



Nice to see SEGA focused, seems like they really might be serious about multiplatform releases going forward. Really happy to see they are wanting to use their IPs again, Remaster, Remakes, Reboots. Nice. Hopefully this all bodes well for the next Sonic game.



Persona Battle Royale incoming



     


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The more cross ip super games the better! It's fun seeing your favorite characters from numerous franchises interact. I'm a Nintendo fan mostly, buy anyone who loves SEGA games most would probably enjoy this! Still blows my mind MS and Sony don't have family a friendly super game on any of their platforms.



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Dulfite said:

The more cross ip super games the better! It's fun seeing your favorite characters from numerous franchises interact. I'm a Nintendo fan mostly, buy anyone who loves SEGA games most would probably enjoy this! Still blows my mind MS and Sony don't have family a friendly super game on any of their platforms.

Yeah, I really dug the Sonic & Sega All-Stars crossover kart racing games, if this online FPS is anything like that, I'm 100% down to play it. 



I hope things work out for them to stay afloat. Hopefully see another console from them.



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I don't feel engaged from them basically wanting to chase the current trends of a big multiplayer FPS focused on monetizations (MTX, Battle Pass) and continious retentions of their players.

Feels like the field is already full of them with barely any new contenders making actual strives in the genre.



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  • 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). 

That point makes me the most excited tbh. I want to see a lot of the SMT games get ported to Steam (and possibly to modern consoles). Would love a remaster of Persona 3 FES and/or Portable. Remakes of Persona 1 and 2 would also be hype. 

Don't particularly care about the attempt of making a shooter in the vein of Overwatchm, Apex, Fortnite etc...



Create a super rpg, not another shooter, ffs.
Also, Sonic Mania 2 needs to exist right now!