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Power the Next Level - Sega IP Revival Initiative

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by Jason, Dec 8, 2023.

  1. shilz

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    I can't speak for any of the Persona stuff but I have seen people (possibly jokingly) suggest they're a planted leaker, as in it's a marketing strategy.

    Whether or not that's true, personally I honestly 100% believe in what they're saying, and I can't tell you why, just a gut feeling.

    Something to highlight about what they're saying is that the games are supposed to be remakes before they're full on live service, possibly so they can backtrack while still having a product to show for it (unlike Hyenas, which was a total risk from the start that they couldn't even try to pivot into a new direction) and to lessen any potential negative impact that revealing a live service aspect would have on fans of those games.

    The only thing that's a little weird is that both are separate projects when I can't imagine either alone being good starting points for Fortnite-tier collaborations, or even how Crazy Taxi is supposed to translate and compare to GTA Online. I feel like one of them is going to go before the other.
     
  2. Johndough

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    I don't think the GTA comparison is meant in a gameplay sense. I highly doubt they're going to make a Crazy Taxi game where you can just get out of the car and do things extensively.

    The more likely scenario is that it's just referring to the concept of having separate offline and online versions of these games like what Rockstar did with GTA V and GTA V online. It sounds pretty cool on paper, but it feels like such a tall order for SEGA. Also they need to market this stuff very carefully because GaaS topics have become increasingly volatile online.

    I think the 2 games they chose are pretty good for a Fortnite-esque business model all things considered. A lot of it will fall down to execution and word of mouth though. All in all, I am glad SEGA's taking a big initiative like this, regardless of whether it succeeds or runs them out of business. The status quo was just do unbearable for over a decade.

    As for the leaker "Midori", they've starting talking about Sonic projects recently (like mobile Chao and Fall Guys clone games), so it won't be long before we get a really good read on their credibility.
     
  3. shilz

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    Of relevance due to the other claims: The Sonic - Fall Guys game information from Midori is apparently almost 100% correct. Tails Channel and Insider Gaming have both received footage of the game, apparently named Sonic Toys Party. The only reason I say almost 100% correct is because one detail doesn't sound right, and that's that the game uses Sonic and Friends designs. According to Tails Channel, it's just similar to those and the Nendoroid designs... We'll have to see about that.

    So, for what it's worth to you... this information sounds correct.
     
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