During an GamesIndustry.biz interview with SEGA Europe’s executive vice president of publishing, John Clark defends his company’s position on publishing classic titles on a variety of platforms.
Their strategy that deals with rereleasing old titles includes releasing mini consoles such as the upcoming Mega Drive Mini that include a variety of games that you can easily hook up to your TV, to mobile games that are free-to-play such as the iconic Sonic the Hedgehog. Even then, it may seem to get a bit saturated. Here’s what Clark had to say.
When do you ever stop reaching the audience? There’s always an audience there on one format or another. We’ve got great content and we’re never going to saturate the audience for all of that retro content, so I think we’re going to continue to bring it out as broad and wide as possible.
Earlier during the interview, VP of marketing Anna Downing talked about Phantasy Star Online 2, and how they’re currently unable to provide a release date for Phantasy Star Online 2 in Europe, and how she encourages fans to stay tuned.
Unfortunately, at this moment in time, we’re not in a position where we can announce any dates in regard to a European release. But we continue to talk to our fans and we encourage them to stay tuned and as soon as we have news to share, we will do so.