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SEGA Is Looking To Acquire More Studios In Future

Following the recent partnership with Microsoft, gamers were concerned whether SEGA was eventually going to be bought out. However, it seems that is no longer the case.

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ApocalypseShadow70d ago (Edited 70d ago )

It was never the case. Only the rumor mill.

Sega wouldn't need to acquire developers or studios if they didn't run off some of the best Japanese programmers in gaming and their history. Miyamoto is still at Nintendo. Yu Suzuki is no longer at Sega. Sega wouldn't be "Sega" without Suzuki's decades of successful games he created that put them on the map. Tells you right there.

Magog70d ago

He made several failed projects and his output since he left has been bad too. Everyone eventually passes their prime.

ApocalypseShadow70d ago (Edited 70d ago )

Now, count ALL his successes compared to his missteps. Which one is more? His only misstep was an expensive game that didn't sell well for Sega that was filled with innovation that's still copied today in other games. You don't throw away genius.

They also didn't support or let go Yuji Naka(Sonic), Tetsuya Mizuguchi(Lumines,Sega Rally), Noriyoshi Oba(Shinobi, SOR),Toshihiro Nagoshi(Yakuza), etc.

Sega did it to themselves letting go arcade and home giants. Did you want to come up with reasons for letting them go or not supporting them too? Miyamoto had missteps too. Go read some gaming history.

CrimsonWing6970d ago (Edited 70d ago )

Have you played Shenmue 3?

ApocalypseShadow70d ago (Edited 70d ago )

Have you played all his other games? That's a long list. Are you trying to define him on a small budget game that wasn't supported by Sega but Sega still copies his core designs like with Yakuza?

CrimsonWing6970d ago

I don’t want this to come off like me being mean or anything but I think you’re stuck in the past when it comes to Yu Suzuki. I realize the man has some bangers especially from the earlier arcade days, but some developers have struggled with designing games where others have pushed the medium forward.

You mentioned Yuji Naka as another developer that Sega had let go. He has struggled to make anything commercially successful as of late. Take a Alan Wonderland for example. He has complete freedom to make a game he envisioned with a budget from a well-known publisher and it universally panned.

Yu Suzuki is a visionary, there’s no denying that. Shenmue was waaaay ahead of its time and what’s criminal is that game didn’t get released today with an equivalent budget.

However, sometimes having the vision isn’t enough.

gamer780470d ago (Edited 70d ago )

Right it is good news for Xbox gamers though they will probably get more sega games with this alliance.

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