SEGA of America hit by restructure, loses QA

April 1, 2012

Earlier today we reported that SEGA has suffered a considerable dip in profits, forcing parent company SEGA SAMMY to begin the process of “restructuring” all aspects of the business, while preserving key franchises. While initially thought mostly to affect SEGA of Europe, IGN reports that today SEGA of America has taken a huge hit, most notably to the production departments, essentially ceasing all QA, or game testing, for North America, with the SEGA of Europe team picking up all current titles. The marketing, design and social departments are also reported to be suffering redundancies, with the development team also seeing losses as the company focuses its efforts on four key titles; Sonic, Football Manager, Total War and Aliens are to survive the cuts unscathed, according to SEGA SAMMY bosses.

As restructuring continues throughout SEGA’s international offices, RC will keep you informed of the changes and how that affects your gaming.