SEGA is not closing: SEGA Corporation becomes SEGA Games

VG247.it: SEGA is not closing. Starting the first of april SEGA Corporation changes its structure and becomes SEGA Games. The president will be Haruki Satomi.

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DarkOcelet3153d ago

Sega really needs to get its $hit together. They cant afford another f**k up.

LostDjinn3153d ago

Agreed. Some of their games are awesome (Yakuza series for example) but mostly they seem to have lost their way.

Abash3153d ago

SEGA has so many beloved series being either mismanaged or collecting dust that it pains me to think about it.

ironfist923153d ago

Well they did help finance and publish Alien Isolation...

BC_Master_Haze3153d ago

I was thinking the same thing, that could be a way for them to see that getting behind good games is worth while. Maybe they'll try to find more studios passionate about the franchises they are allowed to use :)

MrSec843153d ago

They need to look at the way Ninja Theory are making Hellblade, their most recent interview with Playstation Access shows how productive they are as a team.

Making assets that can be easily tweaked for multiple uses, but made to look completely different and create varied looking environments quickly and easily, for a fraction of the cost of high budget AAA projects.
Same goes for enemy characters.

Ninja Theory are only using like 13 people to make Hellblade, according to wikipedia (not he best source, but for example), Sega has over 2000 staff, for that amount of people they could be working on more than a hundred games.

Sonic, Nights, Eco would be fairly easy projects to put out and each of those would easily sell more than a million units each, especially if Sega released them on current gen consoles and PC.
Their financial issues would be a thing of the past!

Ashlen3153d ago

I can't give them my money fast enough for Yakuza 5

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Dekuman3153d ago

Those are pretty big changes, let's hope for the best...

ManAnimalX3153d ago

Oh how the once Mighty have fallen.........smh.

True_Samurai3153d ago

Sega if you want my money.... Release Shenmue 1 & 2 HD and give me 3. And BOOM profits

elninels3153d ago

I agree, its not that easy. What if they screw up bringing those games to the hd era? It'd be like screwing up ff7 hd.

All confidence would be lost.

Mikeyy3153d ago

Companies are always oblivious to the obvious.

The corporate suits are not true gamers and hence the disconnect.

SilentNegotiator3153d ago

The first game only sold 20,000 copies in its first two months in NA. I HIGHLY doubt that they would EVER consider making a sequel.

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Sega has cancelled Hyenas ‘and some unannounced games in development’

The move was made “in response to the lower profitability of the European region”

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isarai3d ago

Honestly smart move, there's enough pvp, operator/hero based pvp GAAS games with this same generic style out and upcoming.

Vits3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

That is really sad. Not only cancelling Hyenas, but the other unannounced game and cutting funds yet again for Creative Assembly. This would be the first time in a decade that Sega let those guys do something other than the Total War series and the last time this happened, Creative Assembly delivered one of the best horror experiences out there in the form of ALIEN: ISOLATION.

I get that profitability is low. But maybe it's because Creative Assembly has been stuck putting out yearly releases of the Total War series. Those games are great, don't get me wrong but the market is extremely saturated with them and they are limited in public as they are only available on PC and PC players are know for making their favourite titles last a long time. To the point that people are still playing Total War Shogun 2 from 2011 at reasonable numbers...

So I feel this is a very bad move. It basically boxes the studio in a situation where they are unlikely to improve their profitability. Now not only they will go back to the same yearly franchise, but they will have to do that with a lower budget and likely team as well.

TheColbertinator3d ago

The problem with Total War is that they (CA) themselves saturate the series to death. Out of the last 5 Total War games I felt only Three Kingdoms was presenting new bold ideas. Troy, Britannia, Rome Remastered and Warhammer 3 all felt sloppy or lazy.