Thursday, 14 November, 2019

SEGA Plans Revival of Major IPs

Sega franchises SEGA Plans Revival of Major IPs
Rosalie Gross | 16 May, 2017, 07:34

The company expects its Fiscal Year 2018 (April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018) performance to top FY2017 in sales, but drop in operating income and overall profits.

Elsewhere, the report suggests Total War: Warhammer shifted half a million units in three days, while the company's total unit sales for the previous fiscal year hit 10.28 million.

Or my personal favorite, Sega wants to make sure that future IPs effectively utilize development engines.

Happy Star Wars Day!
This was mentioned by author Alan Arnold when he was chronicling the making of 1980 film, " The Empire Strikes Back ". From unbelievable back drops to special work days, the Star Wars fans of the world did not disappoint.

As of late, Sega has drummed up a lot of goodwill by reviving recent cult classics from PlatinumGames, like Bayonetta and Vanquish, and bringing them to PCs. The document references quite a few directions that Sega would like to go in moving forward, but the most interesting tidbit is certainly their promise to revive major IPs within the next few years. Or maybe SEGA and Obsidian want to work together to create a new IP? It has been a very long time since Sega was a major name for gaming fans.

Part of their strategy through to 202 was the "revival of past IPs", which could include any number of SEGA's proprietary franchises. Based on the images within the "Road to 2020" document, it appears that SEGA's plans of expanding existing IPs will initially be focused on franchises like Yakuza, Total War, Football Manager, and Persona. So far as that goes, we may actually have some idea as to what properties Sega is most interested in reviving.

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