There are a lot of people worried with the new SEGA restructuring, they just announced that SEGA Europe & Australia will be distributing their games via a different company, had tons of fired employees. Now SEGA Japan has opened the doors to a new subsidiary, SEGA Networks.
SEGA Networks is going to be SEGA’s high-end game developer that will deliver games for smartphones and tablets. This falls right in place with SEGA’s plan on releasing more digital titles. How does this make you guys feel? Is lower budget, less risk taking digital titles better for SEGA? SEGA Networks CEO is Haruki Satomi and will be based in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward. The company will start with 211 employees.Ad:
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Satomi seems to be gearing his son to becoming the company’s president in the future. At least in the SEGA side of the business.
Not affiliated with SEGA Network… yet.
At first I was thinking that this might have been like SEGA’s answer to EA’s Origin digital platform, but then I read at the end “SEGA Networks is going to be SEGA’s high-end game developer that will deliver games for smartphones and tablets.”
SEGA’s high end developer? Only for smartphones and tablets?
Not sure about this…
If SEGA is going to put much greater importance on taking the digital route in this industry, perhaps they should do what EA is doing with their Origin platform, EA recently stated that they are aiming for the entirety of their output production going digital in the future, which may be a lot sooner than most people realise.
Take a look at iPhone games like Infinity Blade. If Sega Networks can make stuff at that level, it’ll be awesome.
Games exclusive to Smart Phones and iPads? I don’t have either and have no intention to get them, so I guess I’ll be missing out.
If this is Sega’s future then I guess it’s not one I’ll be a part of.
I don’t really mind, as long as I can still play sonic on the consoles and handhelds.
^There’s so much more to Sega than Sonic, man….