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SEGA offers staff early retirement as focus moves away from consoles

Sega has said that 300 of its staff members will be solicited for voluntary retirement as the firm continues its restructuring process in order to focus on smartphone and online PC games.

120 of those affected are employees of Sega of America as the company is moving headquarters from San Francisco to Southern California.

“We are confident that by relocating to Southern California we will be able to thrive, grow and become a stronger company because of it,” said Sega of America president John Cheng.

“This move was crucial to keep SEGA operations moving forward throughout North America and to provide our millions of fans a strong pipeline of content across gaming, TV, merchandising, and more.

“We are sad to say goodbye to some of the best people in the business and are indebted to them for their hard work and dedication through the years.”

It appears that SEGA is looking to move away from console, an area in which it has been very strong in the past and at one point was one of the top performers in. Now though the company is a shadow of its former self and is therefore looking to its strengths.

Edited On 30 Jan, 2015

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Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 2 years ago
Sad news to hear grew up with SEGA. I do think they have made some bad decisions over the last few years. But also published some good games like Vanquish and Bayonetta. I think they relied on Sonic to often. Shame there will be no more Yakuza games :(
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DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
Only game I have got that Sega made recently is Football Manager. They haven't developed/published many great console games in the past three years. And the ones they have never found a big audience.
lukas83's avatar
lukas83 2 years ago
This is sad news. I was really hoping they were quietly building up to a new console release, maybe a Dreamcast 2.0 :-(

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