Sega’s remakes haven’t had the best track-record, but the company’s CS Research and Development producer Yosuke Okunari has spoken about his desire to see them given better treatment. He added that Sega’s next remakes all depend on what players shout about the loudest.
I think most of already know that if I had my way, they’d make Streets of Rage 4. I dedicated a whole blog to that doomed game last year. Obsessed much?
Now, speaking with Siliconera, Okunari said of his experience with remakes, “I started with Dragon Force of the Sega Ages 2500 series that was released on August of 2005,” Okunari said. “This series features remade titles from the past, but Virtua Fighter 2’s faithful remake that was released in 2004, was very well received.
“From that, I was able to understand what it takes to make such a faithful remake, and it’s something I’ve put a lot of importance in, since I’ve started working on the series. So, we developed the Space Harrier Complete Collection, an entire compilation of the series, to go with the various generations of our customers. The concept was to recreate the games exactly the way they were originally made. The things staff members wanted to express in the past but couldn’t, are now possible with today’s technology. And we’d like to share that joy.
He stressed than the fans will be a big factor in what Sega tackles next, “For our next lineup, it will depend on all of your voices, so please continue to support us.”
You all want Shenmue HD right? No? Yes?
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