Yes, we’re talking about the same game from the PS2 era—Crazy Taxi is receiving a full remake with a different approach.

SEGA released Crazy Taxi, an arcade game, in 1999 for the Dreamcast; and in 2001 for consoles and PC. Its popularity grew due to its unique gameplay. Players had to drive customers around the city, earning fares depending on the complexity of the task. However, the developers confirmed bigger plans for the Crazy Taxi remake.

The video published on YouTube by SEGA described the game as a multiplayer experience, in contrast with the original single player game.

The plan is to remake Crazy Taxi as an online game, and accomplish the same tasks with friends. The game will include open world characteristics, encouraging players to explore; just like a taxi driving around the city.

To achieve this, they are looking for people who played the game and want to be part of the team. The job openings posted include:

  • Lead game designer
  • Client programmer
  • Background modeler
  • Car and prop modeler
  • Character modeler
  • Concept artist
  • Effect designer
  • Project manager
  • Lever Designer (map design)
  • Game designer

When is the Crazy Taxi Remake going to be released?

Even though we got to see what looks like in-game footage, the game is currently on its first stage of development. The video posted by SEGA Japan shows a small team behind the game.

They also explained how short-staffed they are, and how complicated it is to find more people to work with. Therefore, the Crazy Taxi remake is still far from being published, and no dates are out yet.

Image via SEGA Japan
Image via SEGA Japan

However, with a big brand like SEGA behind, we can expect news about the game soon. The game publisher already teased the Crazy Taxi remake with other nostalgic titles. The list includes: Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, and more. They were all labeled as "currently in development".

If you want to go crazy right now, you can get the game on Steam for $7.99. But if you want to get crazy news and updates, this is the place you're looking for!