Recently MCV had an interview with SEGA Europe’s COO Jurgen Post where they talked to him about SEGA’s future and their restructuring. If you guys noticed in their last financial statement, the company is doing well now. According to Jurgen Post, SEGA is very prepared for next generation because they have so much invested on the PC market:
” The next-gen console market is exciting and we are following it closely. We have a lot of PC studios, and in that sense you might say we are very prepared. If, as many say, these next-gen machines really are more like PCs than ever then we have a lot to take advantage of in terms of technology. The PC base certainly makes it feel much easier for us.” – Jurgen Post, COO of SEGA Europe
He even talked about porting some RTS titles in the future, stating that even exclusives like Diablo III are jumping ship. I guess we will see. Even though right now the only ‘next generation’ console they are supporting is the Wii U, which has Post a bit concerned.
“Oh yes, it is a concern. But I certainly hope Sonic can help. The Lost World might just be our best Sonic game yet, it is one of the games that can help them. I saw Nintendo’s briefing at E3 and it has a very strong line-up of games for Wii U. I think it’s helping people think that things might change.” – Jurgen Post, COO of SEGA Europe
Last but not least, acquiring new studios?
“We’re always looking for opportunties and if something came along we would go for it. We’re still looking – and we are looking at some but I can’t tell you what they are. Fortunately Sega Sammy is a healthy company so we can do it. Last year we changed the organisation and are now on the right course. If we can add another brand or studio to that, we’d be on the way to being a whole new company.” – Jurgen Post, COO of SEGA Europe
He even mentions Phantasy Star Online 2 being a huge success in Japan. Read the whole interview over at MCV.Ad:
5 responses to “SEGA says they’re ready for next generation consoles, concern over Wii U sales and more!”
It’ll be very interesting to see what SEGA has in store for the next-gen consoles.
Acquiring more studios? I want them to focus on the franchises they already have…
And, I’m still opposed to the Index buyout
Doesn’t sound like they’ve done much work on next gen consoles…….guess they’re more excited about PC.
He is mainly talking about SEGA West output. SEGA West has always been a PC centric developer, with Creative Assembly and Sports Interactive. Now they are an even bigger force with Relic behind them. I’m really surprised he brought up PSO2, maybe there is still a chance of it coming west.
We all know SEGA Japan will be making some PS4 games that will never make it West. Nagoshi confirmed months ago he was working on Yakuza for PS4.
I really think SEGA should make japanese games for all audiences and focus on the franchises they have, sort of like what Capcom does.