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Daytona USA 2 and Sega’s refusal to let us play one of their best games of all time

VGEsoterica

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Look, the closest we got to seeing both Scud Race and Daytona 2 on consoles were the remade tracks in the original OutRun 2 conversion on the OG Xbox, and it's legion the hoops Sumo had to jump through to get even that far with Sega.

For whatever reason, absolutely forget about a large part of the Model 3 catalogue ever getting an official home release, ever - they are very well emulated these days, Scud Race and D2 in particular are pretty much full speed on modern hardware.

I’d just love to know what segas reasoning is behind their lack of interest in bringing the games home. Every Sega fan is just wondering why they don’t feel like it’s important to them.

Panzer Dragoon remake shows Sega does care about some of their catalog, but the amount of games they have that aren’t available is huge
 

TriSuit666

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I’d just love to know what segas reasoning is behind their lack of interest in bringing the games home. Every Sega fan is just wondering why they don’t feel like it’s important to them.

Panzer Dragoon remake shows Sega does care about some of their catalog, but the amount of games they have that aren’t available is huge

Defo licensing for Scud Race and Daytona 2, but the same was said about Daytona 1 BC and that got readded recently and was on sale, perhaps... thinking about it, could be to do with Daytona 3 licensing situation and the recent update of the arcade game.
 

VGEsoterica

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Defo licensing for Scud Race and Daytona 2, but the same was said about Daytona 1 BC and that got readded recently and was on sale, perhaps... thinking about it, could be to do with Daytona 3 licensing situation and the recent update of the arcade game.

licensing issues are a disaster for retro games. So many just are too difficult to deal with to release. It’s strange as in most film and television stuff all the licensed elements are contracted in perpetuity to avoid these exact issues
 
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LarknThe4th

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Dont they have like a bajillion amazing arcade games that need home releases?

Outrunners surely needs a port to pc and the three consoles, that game looks so magical
 

VGEsoterica

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People dont buy them. And then its Segas fault...

their last rerelease made $


Crazy Taxi (port from Naomi) was the third best selling game on Dreamcast

Rez on Ps4 was profitable. Hopefully I’d the HotD remakes make $$ too Sega will dip more into their back catalog
 
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