Sega’s Crazy Taxi Revival Will Be A Triple-A Game, Says Sapporo Studio

Sega has announced the revival of its popular game, Crazy Taxi, as a “Triple-A” game. This announcement has sparked excitement among fans who have been eagerly waiting for the return of this iconic game.

Sega’s Crazy Taxi Revival Will Be A Triple-A Game, Says Sapporo Studio
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Sega’s initiative to reboot its classic franchises has garnered attention since its announcement at The Game Awards 2023. Among the titles in development is a reboot of the popular Crazy Taxi series, which Sega has described as a triple-A game.

Sega made waves at The Game Awards last year by announcing the revival of several classic franchises for modern platforms. Among these beloved titles are Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, and Shinobi. The reveal hinted at Sega’s ambitious plans to bring back these iconic games with a modern twist.

Sapporo Studio’s Role

In a recent conversation with The Japan Times, Sega’s Sapporo Studio shed light on their involvement in the development of these revived titles, particularly emphasizing their role in the creation of Triple-A titles like Crazy Taxi.

Led by Takaya Segawa, Sapporo Studio stated, “We are participating in the development of triple-A titles, including Crazy Taxi.” While the Sapporo studio currently doesn’t have any independently developed titles, they expressed their intention to do so in the future.

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Crazy Taxi, originally released in arcades in 1999 and later ported to consoles like the Dreamcast, gained popularity for its fast-paced gameplay where players assume the role of a taxi driver navigating through a city to deliver passengers while performing stunts for points.

The Triple-A Revival

The upcoming Crazy Taxi reboot is part of Sega’s broader strategy to revive its legacy franchises. While specific details such as release windows and formats are yet to be announced, Segawa’s description of Crazy Taxi as a triple-A game suggests that fans can anticipate a significant return for this beloved arcade classic.

Are you excited about Sega’s commitment to bringing back these beloved franchises? Which Sega classics would you like to see revived? Share your thoughts in the comments below and stay tuned for more updates on Sega legacy revival series. 


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