Today, the team behind the Sega Forever initiative on mobile celebrated a cumulative 40 million downloads of their content across 8 months, and updated those seeking to know what’s next from the developers.
Analyzing what’s been played most–as one would expect, the Taxman/Stealth editions of Sonic 1, 2 and CD are among the top sellers–the team today announced a production refocus for the future:
While we originally intended to focus largely on emulated titles, we have observed that our native ports are the most played games (Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, Crazy Taxi, and Virtua Tennis Challenge).
Therefore, we’ve decided to make some changes to appeal even more to the audience that is most interested in this project. While we will continue working on emulated titles – with a surprise or two that you haven’t been expecting – our plan this year is to focus on porting titles natively.
As a result of these changes, the cadence of releases will reduce. However, the next SEGA Forever title will be rolling out soon!
Fans responding to the announcement by and large want the team to bring back anything from old RPGs like the Shining Force series to old Saturn titles. We’ll know soon enough what’s up Sega’s sleeves for their next mobile revival.