With the news last week that it could be looking at reviving a few of its older franchises, Sega has sent its community into a tizzy, with fans requesting everything from Virtua Fighter to Panzer Dragoon to Crazy Taxi making a comeback. We even had a few suggestions on the matter, if only because we really, really, really want to get back into some Virtua Tennis action.
But one developer may have already hinted at the possibility of a certain franchise comeback. On the news that Sega would bring back “major IPs” at some point, Obsidian Entertainment tweeted the following statement: “You don’t say. What if…?” And it pretty much just left it at that.
Fans aren’t sure what to make of this, since the company didn’t really specify what it was hinting towards. After all, it’s worked on a number of franchises over the years, including South Park: The Stick of Truth, Fallout: New Vegas and Neverwinter Nights 2, amongst countless others.
But there is one notable team-up it had with Sega over the years – Alpha Protocol. Even though the game wasn’t a genuine best-seller, many considered it a terrific action game, and it became enough of a hit to attain cult status.
There is a possibility that the game could see some kind of revival. After all, Sega has been a bit busy on revivals as of late, bringing Bayonetta back for players to enjoy on PC, and releasing the cult favorite Vanquish on the same format next week. So could Alpha Protocol be next in line to get a push from the company?
Nothing’s set in stone yet. For all we know, Obsidian may just be suggesting the idea that it’s open for a remaster or a follow-up, and Sega hasn’t acknowledged the tweet yet. But the idea of Alpha Protocol’s return would give it a second chance to be discovered by a new fanbase. And look how well that went for the likes of Bayonetta and Vanquish. People can’t stop talking about them.
We’ll see what the company announces at E3 in just a few weeks. But fingers crossed that it won’t forget this old-school favorite. Check out the classic trailer below!