Sega Announces Plans To Revive Major IPs

Allan Goodman
May 16, 2017

Thus, words like "global hits" and "be a game changer" are sprinkled in among vague plans like building revenue via third party development (which could tie in with obtaining new IPs) and maintaining profits "through long-term operation of existing titles".

SEGA has revealed plans for a revival of "major IPs" within the SEGA Sammy group's new "Road to 2020" document, released following the March 31, 2017 end of the fiscal year.

The presentation also notes that the company will be doubling down on their successful franchises - meaning you'll likely see more Persona, Total War, and Sonic games in the future.

Total unit sales for the fiscal year totalled 10.28 million, with new sales accounting for 5.24 million units of that.

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Sega was a juggernaut back in the '90s as it released a lot of games with many famous characters. It has been a very long time since Sega was a major name for gaming fans.

Sega has been making quite a buzz by bringing its console exclusive titles to PC like Bayonetta and the upcoming Vanquish.

Reviving major IPs seems to be part of Sega's plan, as it was listed as a major point in a section called "Segment Goal/Business Strategies". Unfortunately for us, Sega didn't get into which franchises it would look to revive, but we can take a few guesses based on what's been popular in the past. These include series like Persona, Football Manager, Total War, Phantasy Star, and of course, Sonic the Hedgehog.

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