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Sega checks its back catalog to see which games can be remastered / remade

Sega revealed a bit about the business strategy and development being undertaken.

Sega has now published [PDF] earnings for the fiscal year ending March 31. Alongside the usual chronological numbers, the publisher shares some insights into its plans for the near and distant future.

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First, Sega mentioned the Creative Assembly multiplayer shooter fan, though didn't offer any details about the magical game. It appears, however, that Sega is considering this a big project, and will be a key part of its strategy for the next few years.

Sega is also looking at the back of its catalog of games and series that are recognized around the world, to check that it might be suitable for a remaster or remake. The document cites a number of examples – such as Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, Space Channel 5, Shinobi, Virtua Fighter, Altered Beast, House of the Dead and others – but it appears that those are: examples, and should not be taken literally.

That said, a remake of House of the Dead is working, and something is going on with Virtua Fighter, so Sega doesn ' t seem far away to revive some of its old brands.

Beyond immediate plans, Sega also wants to create a "super game" over the course of the next five years. It’s unclear if this is an aspirational quote about a potentially massive game, or a reference to the Creative Assembly shooter. However, Sega’s goal in this one is to make a global brand.

Abundant is expected to be low in the beginning, as it will be a new IP, but the publisher expects it to deteriorate over time and become a new staple.

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