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Sega to focus on PC online and mobile games in the future

Sega confirmed its focus will be on PC online and mobile gaming in the future.
 
In a note released earlier today, Sega revealed that it is restructuring its company in order to focus on Digital Games or mostly “smartphone and PC online gaming”.
 
Sega is on a drive for increased profits and has identified those two areas as key to growth.
 
But, in order to streamline its game development, Sega is being forced to offer some of its staff voluntary retirement.
 
Such an offering is usually used by companies anticipating having to make employee number cuts as a way of reducing the number of affected staff.
 
“We are under consultation with a limited number of staff in the European publishing business and will be able to confirm decisions regarding any potential redundancies in the coming weeks,” said a Sega spokesperson.
 
Sega of America is listed in the note as being one of the most heavily affected. Not only will the company move its US office to Southern California from San Francisco, but it is also looking to offer around 120 of its staff voluntary retirement.
 
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“Voluntary retirement will be solicited in the aforementioned businesses to be withdrawn or consolidated and downsized, while at the same time personnel will be repositioned in Digital Games and growth areas of Group mainly as development personnel, in order to establish a structure which can constantly generate profits. The purpose of these measures is to improve the business efficiency of the group,” reads the note.
 
It’s not that Sega hasn’t been producing or publishing successful games in recent years either.
 
Most recently Sega published Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation, which has sold over 1 million copies to date. There’s also Sports Interactive’s Football Manager 2015.
 
But, Sega’s also had the rather underwhelming Sonic Boom to deal with.
 
Sega has been churning out the mobile games too though, including Super Moneky Ball, Crazy Taxi and Sonic-themed titles.
 

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