This isn't about Atari but with the lack of news or anything, I just want to say, with all the Sega fans gushing for a new Sega console, you'd know what i'd rather see? They're sitting on a whole lot of IP's that they do absolutely nothing with.
-Deep Fear on the Sega Saturn released only in Europe and Japan very late in the Saturn's life span. Shame it never became a franchise because it could be just as iconic and popular as Resident Evil and Silent Hill. I imported it from Japan and have played a little bit of it and have enjoyed it immensely.
-Skies of Arcadia could be a cool niche franchise similar to the Tales games, instead we only got 1 game then a re-release on the GameCube which obviously sold horrible as well (The PS2 port got cancelled for some reason which was a huge blow and blew any chance at getting any kind of success) No surprise that a niche & relatively unheard of Dreamcast game that got a GameCube port released in limited quantities and non-existant advertising sold horrible, but alas Sega deemed it a failure, and never to speak of it ever again.
Just 2 examples, but i'd rather much see some of these original & unique games be fleshed out into franchises. People keep complaining that they're tired of HD remakes and remasters and the like. These companies (Not just Sega, but numerous other companies like Nintendo, Capcom and Konami as well as numerous others) are sitting on a goldmine of incredible IP's that they do nothing with or single games like Deep Fear that have massive franchise potential.
Capcom has Power Stone, an insanely good Sega Dreamcast game. With the ridiculous popularity of Super Smash Bros and the exploding popularity of E-Sports, Capcom could have something massive & incredible with Power Stone, instead we get 5 billion re-releases of Mega Man games that people have bought 5-10 times already throughout their life (Not that I blame Capcom, they are a business after all and re-releasing compilations of Mega Man games are extremely easy, cheap and simple and if people continue to open their wallets up to buy them in droves to buy them, why focus time, money and energy on new IP's or old, essentially abandoned IP's?)
Screw making a new Sega system, they have an incredible portfolio of IP's that have all been essentially abandoned, i'd much rather they do something with those rather then make a new console which would be an obscenely expensive and a colossal commercial failure anyways, just like the Saturn, Dreamcast, 32X, and the Sega CD.
Edited by Pink, Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:03 PM.