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.
Sega really needs to get its $hit together. They cant afford another f**k up.
Agreed. Some of their games are awesome (Yakuza series for example) but mostly they seem to have lost their way.
SEGA has so many beloved series being either mismanaged or collecting dust that it pains me to think about it.
Well they did help finance and publish Alien Isolation...
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 :)
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!
I can't give them my money fast enough for Yakuza 5
Those are pretty big changes, let's hope for the best...
Oh how the once Mighty have fallen.........smh.
Sega if you want my money.... Release Shenmue 1 & 2 HD and give me 3. And BOOM profits
If only it were that easy.
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.
Companies are always oblivious to the obvious. The corporate suits are not true gamers and hence the disconnect.
Binary Domain 2 for me.
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.
Did anyone else see that bit about Sony considering buying Sega?... I know I read some rumor about it a little while ago, but I haven't seen it since.
I did but it wont happen, sony probably dont have enough capitol to buy such a big list of i.ps like sega has, no my money is on microsoft if anyone it would be them or even nintendo who like scrooge mcduck swims in cash reserves. While i admit i would prefer sony or ninty to buy them, sadly no one will and the sega we all once loved is dead.
Eternal champion needs a remake
I don't know, but I don't think they are near to the bankruptcy. The bought Atlus few months ago, so they must have money. Don't forget that pachinkos in Japan print money!
They've been dead ever since they announced that they'll focus solely on tablet games. Once a developer focuses on mobile games, they're dead to me
April 1st ? hahahah .
When Dreamcast was discontinued they became the biggest game software company out there... what happened? To this day its still weird seeing Sonic and Tails on other systems
But is it true that Sega will focus only on mobile games and free-to-play titles? That's awful.
The move was made “in response to the lower profitability of the European region”
Honestly smart move, there's enough pvp, operator/hero based pvp GAAS games with this same generic style out and upcoming.
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.
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.