In its comprehensive integrated report for 2018, Sega has revealed that in the future there is a goal to strengthen collaboration with localization teams to release video games at the same time worldwide.
If it calls a "Road to 2020" goal, the report explains that a recent increase in revenue abroad is attributable to improved localization, which has led to positive reviews from players around the world. The company added:
The SEGA Group has location studies that make a big difference when games are sold abroad. ATLUS became a member of the SEGA Group due to transfer of business in 2013, which has the studio in California, USA. The studio understands both Japanese and American games very well and can locate Japanese games in a way that accurately conveys the unique worldview of Japanese titles to local players. The studio can maximize the entertainment value of local games that reflect these unique world experiences and this has led to very positive reviews from local players.
Other sites in the report said Sega said it would "take full advantage" of all its IPs, including "inactive" ones. The company referred to the recent releases Shenmue and added that they were a product of joint efforts by studios across Europe.
Interestingly, the report suggests that Sega plans to revive more of its idle IPs.
In addition to re-releases, we also work on brand new games using idle resolution like New Sakura Wars, which was announced in April 2018.
At the moment, it is unclear what specific IPs Sega has in mind , but we can start putting our wish list together!