“What About the Future,” Some Fans Ask
Last October’s re-release of the original Jet Set Radio on XBOX 360, Playstation 3 and PC was met with rather modest success. But relayed to us via a Twitter tip is word of a new petition established to convince Sega that a modern port of the follow-up game, Jet Set Radio Future, is also a good idea.
“Jet Set Radio Future was a fantastic game, receiving high scores from many critics, and an 87 Metacritic score. It was released on February 25, 2002, and was regarded as one of the best Xbox games released,” reads the petition. “I am aware that the game did not sell very well, was often ignored. With a release on the Playstation Network, SEGA has the potential to make more money from it. It will also please SEGA fans who loved the game on Xbox, and no longer own one.”
The petition is seeking 1,010 signature. As of this article, it only has 62. Sega clearly is aware of the power of social media’s voice, channeling it in a recent stunt that gauged interest in a Westernization of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F, so perhaps a campaign like this can find some success if properly supported.