Original Jet Set Radio Creators Involved in PS5 Revival 1

SEGA says it hopes to display an “edginess and rebellious mindset” when it revives five classic franchises in the near-future. The legendary Japanese publisher confirmed at The Game Awards that it’s working on new versions of Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, Golden Axe, Shinobi, and Streets of Rage – an effort enabled by the ongoing success and growth of the Yakuza, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Persona franchises.

“The concept of games like Jet Set Radio is advanced,” SEGA of America bigwig Shuji Utsumi told the Washington Post. “The original creators are involved again, and its time is now. It’s a good time where people can appreciate all kinds of concepts.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Utsumi admitted that his company is exploring ways it can bring back other franchises, like Virtua Fighter. It was rumoured for a little while that the publisher was working on new versions of Dreamcast classics Jet Set Radio and Crazy Taxi, but seeing all of these projects at once was a highlight at The Game Awards. We can’t wait to learn more information.

[source washingtonpost.com]