During The Game Awards last week, SEGA revealed what it's getting up to via its 'Power Surge' trailer - unveiling five new games based on some of its most famous IP. At this stage, most of these series' have been dormant for decades, and in a new chat with The Washington Post, the company said that it felt the timing was right to start revisiting these franchises.

SEGA's Shuji Utsumi returned to the company a few years ago, and began looking back at some of its historic titles. In turn, he got the team working to bring back some of its "treasure trove" of IP - including one series that's always been closely tied to Xbox: Jet Set Radio.

"The concept of games like ‘Jet Set Radio’ is advanced. The original creators are involved again, and its time is now,

It’s a good time where people can appreciate all kinds of concepts."

Jet Set Radio isn't the only series making its comeback - as we said, a total of five games have been announced so far including a modern reimagining of Crazy Taxi. However, it seems that the company is also looking at other franchises that weren't formally announced during TGA 2023:

"We are evaluating right now. Virtua Fighter doesn’t use so many tricks, special moves like in Street Fighter, it’s very realistic,

How can we make it more dramatic? It’s something we’re working on."

We're really, really looking forward to both Jet Set Radio and Crazy Taxi making a comeback at some point in the future, and who knows, maybe the classic Virtua Fighter franchise is also set for a return one day.

Which SEGA franchise are you hyped to play again on modern platforms? Tell us down below!

[source washingtonpost.com]