SEGA shuts down Streets Of Rage Remake

By on April 14, 2011

Wow, now this is harsh slap in the face. The Streets Of Rage Remake was under development for 8 whole years. The development team was so happy with finally finishing their indie, free-to-play, game. Those happy moments though didn’t last as long as they’d hoped to as SEGA stepped in and shut it down. It was to be expected. SEGA wants to protect the game’s copyrights but why on Earth didn’t they inform earlier Bomber Games about the copyright issues they’d be facing?

This remake featured a range of new content, 19 playable characters, 103 stages, plus remixed music and sound effects. We should also note that it was developed without a single line of borrowed code. This is pure love from this dedicated indie team.

“Sega is committed to supporting any fans that take an interest in our games, and where possible we do so by involving them in beta tests and other development, marketing or research opportunities.” SEGA said in a statement and continued. “However, we need to protect our intellectual property rights and this may result in us requesting that our fans remove online imagery, videos or games in some instances.”

About David Scarpitta

I am a critical guy, and love to review and give my professional opinion on just about anything. Though have a love for tech/gaming and music alongside the cinema. You can catch me consulting and developing the net any day of the week.