SEGA Has Plans To Revive Its Dormant IPs


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. This will no doubt come as good news to classic Sega fans, as countless franchises have fell by the wayside in recent years. However, the company isn't re-entering the console race but seeks to bring new IPs to the scene, as well as revive much older games as of 2017 and beyond for mobile devices, PC and consoles. Or maybe SEGA and Obsidian want to work together to create a new IP?

Sega has revealed that it is planning a "revival of major IPs" and the "reutilization of dormant" properties as part of its "Road to 2020" business plans. 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.

Sega... the one who directly competed with Nintendo back in the heyday of gaming with some noteworthy hardware and titles, has now since scaled back (drastically).

As we reported earlier, SEGA will spend $455.1 million research and development to facilitate a number of new digital and packaged games, which will all fall into it's four-point IP pathway: revival IPs, existing IPs, new IPs, and external IPs. If you look to SEGA's back catalogue, there are certainly some strong contenders with Shinobi, Streets of Rage and Golden Axe only appearing as re-releases.

Persona 5 and Total War: Warhammer give Sega a bump at the end of the fiscal year.