Yesterday, Sega published its presentation given to investors showcasing its plans for the “road to 2020” in regards to its entertainment content, which includes games.
In the presentation, the publisher notably revealed its plan to revive dormant IP, specifically the “revival of major IPs.” What IPs exactly this refers to, well, that’s where it get’s a bit fuzzy. It could be referring to: Sonic, Jet Set Radio, Bad Company Heroes, Crazy Taxi, Phantasy Star, Sega GT, Shenmue, Super Monkey Ball, Virtua Fighter, Alpha Protocol, and more. The key is: what does Sega mean by “major IP” and what does it exactly mean by revival, because all of the above mentioned IP could use a revival (granted some more than others).
That being said, following news of this breaking, Obsidian Entertainment (developer of Tyranny, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity, Neverwinter Nights 2, and more) published the following teasing tweet:
You don’t say.
What if…? https://t.co/29s7TG3Mqr
— Obsidian (@Obsidian) May 15, 2017
Alongside all of the above mentioned games, Obsidian also developed the Sega-published Alpha Protocol. That being said, going off the above tweet it’s possible that Obsidian might be teasing something Alpha Protocol-related, perhaps its “revival” in the form of a reboot or sequel. Or perhaps they are letting Sega publicly know of its interest. Or, it’s possible the tweet means nothing and Obsidian is just trying to get people going wild with speculation. It’s all possible, and because of that it should all be taken with a grain of salt. However, the chance that Alpha Protocol is coming back is there, which personally gets me excited.
Let us know what you think in the comments. Do you want a return of Alpha Protocol?