Sega America has confirmed today that the company has laid off a number of its employees. The confirmation however didn’t mention as to how many were let go. Initial reports on the web though claim that the number is small.
In a released statement, a spokeswoman for Sega said the following on the tough decision: “As the gaming industry continues to evolve, companies must adapt and adjust in order to compete and succeed in an ever-changing environment. As a result of this, Sega of America has recently undergone a restructure that will enable the company to focus efficiently on developing new and existing content across digital platforms as well as continuing to focus on key brands for packaged goods.”
Sega has been playing it safe for some time now. The maker of Sonic the Hedgehog has kept to a few titles of its own, including the recently released Company of Heroes 2 and Total War: Rome II. There’s also the upcoming Sonic Lost World. In all Sega is sticking to its franchises which are certain to bring in good revenue. However, the studio has had trouble coming up with new successful IPs but that might change their their recent acquisition of Atlus.