Friday, January 30, 2015

Sega Restructuring; Moving Focus to PC and Mobile Games

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SEGA is downsizing it's American branch and moving the branch from it's current location in San Francisco to Southern California, according to the president and COO of SEGA of America John Cheng.

Speaking to BusinessWire, Cheng explains that positions will be reduced to help "streamline operations", Though the number of employees being let go has not been confirmed. “We are confident that by relocating to Southern California we will be able to thrive, grow and become a stronger company because of it.” Relocation packages are on offer for a number of employees considering to make the move with SEGA of America. The move is not expected to affect any of the current releases scheduled by the company, nor the Cartoon Network show Sonic Boom.

“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,” adds Cheng. Once restructuring is complete, the company plans to focus on PC and digital releases. 

My thoughts go out to all whom are affected by this change. May you land on your feet. For more news on SEGA and the gaming industry today, stay tuned to The Jesters Court. 

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