Sega Cancels Games To Streamline Organization

Sega Cancels Games To Streamline Organization

Sega will focus on Sonic and Aliens after facing huge financial losses.

According to Edge, an ominous sounding report from Sega’s sister company Sammy Sega Holdings suggests Sega will axe jobs and cancel games thanks to under-performing titles.

This is “due to the challenging economic climate and significant changes in the home videogame software market environment in the US and Europe”, the report states. Sega Sammy claims that it is “essential to streamline organizations in the field of home videogame software in the US and European markets while shifting to a structure that corresponds to [this] change in environment, including strengthening development in the field of digital content.”

There is no mention of what specific titles will be cancelled, but there will now be greater focus on “strong IPs” such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Football Manager, Total War, and Aliens. The report predicts losses of 7.1 billion yen ($54 million) for the company.

I guess this means there probably won’t be a Bayonetta 2, and there probably will be more rubbish Sonic games. Oh dear.

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