SEGA moving to reboot ‘Crazy Taxi’, ‘Jet Set Radio’, and more of their classic franchises

Despite turning 70 last month, SEGA is proving that they’ve still got game. A recent presentation revealed the company plans to reboot popular games from its Dreamcast era.

Though SEGA has had its ups and downs throughout the decades, no one can deny that they’ve made some pretty big hits. From creating Sonic, one of the most well-known game franchises of all time, to Puyo Puyo which is now recognised as an esport, there’s a reason why people still get excited whenever they’re mentioned.

A recent financial presentation by the company revealed that SEGA is intending to reboot a whole bunch of their older titles, including Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio. Not only that, but a future ‘Super Game’ is also being worked on in their lairs at this very moment.

SEGA reboot

The entire report is about 74 pages, but we’ll break it down for you. Essentially, SEGA hinted their intentions to reboot their older games in a slide discussing the company’s “utilisation of IP [intellectual property] assets”.

Notable SEGA games were displayed in a table denoting their current status, where Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, and Space Channel 5 were among the list of dormant titles. Highlighted in SEGA’s classic bright blue hue, readers spotted plans to “remaster”, “remake”, and “reboot” a large majority of said titles.

While SEGA didn’t actually confirm which specific titles they would be remaking, this slide catalysed a tidal wave of speculation.

SEGA reboot

They also suggested that they would follow a five-year plan to launch their ‘Super Game’ in 2026. No one other than SEGA themselves knows what that means, but based off the presentation, it’s going to be a significant project.

To say that this is exciting news is an understatement. SEGA is starting to get back on the ball again, and we’re all here for it.