Sega wants to develop some kind of 'super game' within the next five years

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 Sega's latest financials reveal the publisher is planning something it calls a "super game" to be released within the next five years 

Spotted by VGC, the publisher's latest presentation outlined the company's plans going forwards. Key to Sega's five-year-plan is this unknown "super game", which the publisher only describes as a new IP with global reach. Sega doesn't expect massive profitability at first, but hopes the game's reach will help it grow massively over time.

Along with this massive unknown, the publisher also plans to start reviving older series—either through remasters, remakes, or full-on series reboots. Sega names a few it's looking into, from Crazy Taxi and Virtua Fighter to House of the Dead and Panzer Dragoon. But it's also proof that someone, somewhere at Sega remembers that it still owns Jet Set Radio, a series that's screaming for a new entry. 

Please, guys?

The presentation also spilled light on just how pivotal Sonic still is for the publisher, selling 4.4 million games despite there not being any new releases in the past year. That's more than Total War's 4 million, including last August's completely okay Total War Stories: Troy. Creative Assembly is now working on a new FPS in addition to the upcoming Total War: Warhammer 3.

Elsewhere in the presentation, Sega spoke of how it wants Atlus to start launching games on multiple platforms going forwards. Let's hope the next Persona finally finds its way to PC, yeah? 

Natalie Clayton
Features Producer

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.