SEGA Amusements International CEO Paul Williams has confirmed that OutRun 3 is in the pipeline.
In part 1 of a two-part interview with T3, when asked whether we would see the next entry in the racing series, Williams commented
Outrun 3 is not on plan at the moment. It is something that is on our radar but I cannot discuss more than that.
The news comes just after SEGA revealed Daytona 3 Championship USA, a new entry in the stock car (NASCAR) racing genre.
Originally designed by Yu Suzuki, Williams commented on working with the designer on a number of SEGA arcade classics.
I have worked with Yu Suzuki on Outrun 2, After Burner, Brave Firefighter and Virtua Fighter. He is a creative genius and an innovator that has driven the video game sector forward. He is a real visionary.
Having International reach with SEGA Amusements International, Williams explained the differences between European and North American arcade gamers, something that has to be considered when bringing arcade machines to each market.
The main difference is that European game players in arcades are slightly more core players than USA. In USA they are all very casual players. Typical example is that if you watch any player in USA playing a driving game, you will hardly ever see them using the brake pedal or the gear shift
Check out the full interview with Paul Williams over on T3.com.