Early next week SEGA will close five publishing offices in Europe and Australia. This move follows the announcement made in late March in which the company predicted a loss of $86 million, as well as reported that SEGA will begin to refocus on digital distribution.
Sega Europe COO Jurgen Post had this to say about the closures: “Sega is entering a new and exciting phase that will position the company as a content led organisation maximising sales with strong and balanced IP such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Total War, Football Manager and the Aliens franchise”
The company will benefit from a clear focus and realigned strategy for our digital business and packaged goods and we are confident that this will lead to a successful future.”
SEGA will continue to change over the coming months, but hopefully it can pull out of this current funk. More on SEGA’s situation as it develops.