Sega is currently in a restructuring phase of sorts. Earlier in the week it was revealed on Gamasutra that the company would be closing down several of its global offices and switching its focus to digital content, as well as its strongest franchises.
Sega offices will cease operation across a number of countries including France, Germany, Spain, Australia, and the Netherlands. Meanwhile the UK branch will remain open and continue to operate business as usual. London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games will be the last retail title that Sega distributes in those areas.
It’s a bit saddening to know that Sega isn’t doing all that well. I’m certain most gamers have fond memories of the different Sonic the Hedgehog titles, the Genesis, and even the Dreamcast. Unfortunately, recent news indicates that Sega isn’t doing all that well financially, so it really is time for the company to move forward with a new strategy.
According to Sega Europe COO Jurgen Post, the company will focus a lot of its efforts on successful franchises such as Aliens, Football Manager, Total War, and obviously, Sonic the Hedgehog.