Sega closing multiple offices to focus on stronger IPs
In an anticipated move, SEGA has announced it will be closing several global offices to focus on creating stronger, more detailed digital content and stronger IPs.
The company has detailed that it will shut offices in Germany, France, Spain, Netherlands, and Australia from July 1, with outside distributors taking over sales in those areas. The company’s UK headquarters will remain open.
The last retail game that Sega will directly distribute in those areas is London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games.
As for distribution duties beyond that game, Koch Media and Level03 Distribution will handle Sega’s distribution in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and other European countries, while 5 Star Games will primarily cover Australia and possibly other Asian territories.
To offer clarification, Jurgen Post, COO of Sega Europe, reaffirmed that the company’s focus remains on strong IPs like Sonic the Hedgehog, Total War, Football Manager and the Aliens franchise in the future.
More details as we get them – thanks to Gamusatra for the information.