Today sees the launch of Taxi Chaos, a game which seems to relish the nostalgic love of the Crazy Taxi series. It also was to be believed that Sega had some involvement with the game, but that isn't the case.
As discovered by our sister site Nintendo Life, Sega has denied claims of its involvement with distribution for the title. Back in December, a press release stated that the game, in Asia, “will be published by Epicsoft and distributed by SEGA”, but Nintendo Life has been contacted by the company to deny any association with the game.
To go in line with Taxi Chaos’ launch day, Sega has commented on its alleged involvement, stating that “this title and its publisher and developer have no official or unofficial support from SEGA CORPORATION”. As a result, the company will be investigating the matter.
“A game resembling SEGA’s Crazy Taxi is currently being promoted by an external company. As inaccurately reported in some news, this title and its publisher and developer have no official or unofficial support from SEGA CORPORATION and its international divisions. We are currently investigating this situation. SEGA places great value on our heritage and will ceaselessly protect our intellectual property. We are also continuously assessing all opportunities to remake/reimagine our universes and bring them to the public as innovative and high-quality experiences.”
It’s an interesting conflict between the two companies and strange how word from Sega has only appeared on the game’s launch day. The added comment about “assessing all opportunities to remake [or] reimagine” its IPs is also worth noting. Could another entry be on the way? Only time will tell.
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