SEGA done with Crazy Taxi and NiGHTS..

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  1. paul h

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    Sad reading if it's true ...

    "Sega put franchises to sleep
    07.05.2003 | Jake Rukin

    The current issue of Dorimaga quizzes Sega on the future of a number of series. There will be no more Crazy Taxi games, which comes as something of a relief to us given that the sequels failed to better the original. Also, the idea of a new NiGHTS title has finally been put to rest. However, the new Shining Soul game announced about a year ago is still in the pipeline.

    Dorimaga also asked Sega-AM2's Yu Suzuki whether Shenmue 3 is going to happen. He said that development could begin immediately were Sega to give the project the go-ahead. If it were to happen, the remaining 16 chapters of the game would be included."

    http://www.gamesasylum.com/showartic...articleID=1468
     
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    So NiGHTS is dead, but we may still get a Shenmue 3? There truly is no God.
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

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    Have to disagree with you there Jean, Shenmue 3 is exactly what we need. WHile I would LOVE a new NiGHTs game, it doesn't have name recognition among US gamers outside of the hardcore(unlike Sonic) and the only platform on which it'll do decently is one that's quickly tanking, GameCube.

    Shenmue already has a working engine, and would incur minimal production costs in the big scheme of things. Hopefully they will make sure they cut their costs further and not dub the third game

    I'm guessing they're cutting their losses
     
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    Well, you're basically looking at it from a business standpoint, whereas I'm looking at it from a "Shenmue is crap with no redeeming values whatsoever" standpoint. Just my NSHO [​IMG]
     
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    Kinda Off-Topic: The burning question is whether or not we'll be seeing Rez II
     
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    Shenmue 2 is one of the finest games ever made, I'm sorry you don't see it that way. Epic in concept and execution, I doubt I could get enough if they made 100 of them
     
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    Crazy Taxi could easily continue and still be a fun series. The third was horrid mostly due to the poor programming that resulted in massive slowdown, which is fatal for a game like CT.

    -Dave
     
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    Jean, glad you gave Shenmue 2 a shot before declaring it suck
     
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    I know what "NiGHTS" is, but never played it - but I'm curious, why the stupid capitalization in the title?
     
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    I can't really say that I'm surprised with the Crazy Taxi thing-they just haven't broken much new ground with any of them, and the idea was fun for a while, but got tired pretty quickly. Can't say that I ever played Nights though, but it seems to have enough of a cult fanbase out there (similar to Panzer Dragoon). Maybe poor performance on that title prompted this decision?
     
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    I loved Nights on the Saturn...thsi sucks been waiting on a sequel for yrs [​IMG]
     
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    NiGHTS would have probably done great on Cube, but not on XBox
     
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