Sega cuts jobs as part of wider consolidation efforts

Sonic publisher eliminates a "limited number" of jobs from its London office.

Sonic publisher Sega has cut a "limited number" of jobs from its European office in London as part of a wider consolidation of the company's Sonic and mobile departments, the company announced today.

"Sega is in the process of consolidating certain functions of the Sonic and Mobile departments within Sega of America, where the management and production for those areas of the business reside," a Sega representative told Polygon. "As part of that strategy a limited number of redundancies have taken effect in our European office, based in London."

These job losses come after Sega also cut positions late last year as a means to "adapt and adjust" in an effort to succeed in an "ever-changing environment," Sega said at the time.

One of Sega's biggest upcoming projects in Sonic Boom, currently in development for Wii U and 3DS. The game will be accompanied by an all-new toy line and even a TV show. The game features dramatic character makeovers and you can read more about how Sega landed on the versions of Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, and Amy in our interview with Sonic Boom developers.

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got_ice_tea
got_ice_tea

If I was offered a job I would work with sega for free to create shenmue 3

ritsukoblue
ritsukoblue

Sega is not to far away from being in Crapcom's position! BEING BROKE!! Their best games is in Japan ( which we'll never see outside of Japan! ) They gonna get bought out by someone! and FORCE them to do the right things! Hopefully! The same thing can happen to Crapcom too!! I'm a Ex fangirl of Sega & Crapcom! I was a fan of theirs since the 90s!! It is so INSANE to see how they both end up! Crapcom TROLLING their fan base ( by sinking money into mobile gaming. Also by canceling Mega Man games and making that TROLLISH version of Mega Man for Street Fight X TEKKEN! ) and Sega! Who just wanna make games for Sony and Nintendo! ( Microsoft says hello! ) But! They hardly wanna bring those games outside of Japan!...Besides from Sonic games! CRAPPY SONIC GAMES!! To hell with both of them!!

deadpen
deadpen

Well hell, does anyone in the gaming industry have a job other than with nintendo. Layoffs, fired, quitting, is all you hear after any other companies name mentioned in the article's title anymore.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I can't remember ever reading an article here on GameSpot about a new studio or new jobs being created by a publisher.

Does that mean GameSpot is full of negative-Nancys, or is just the state of the industry?

Bellum_Sacrum
Bellum_Sacrum

...and that's why you should never dream of working as a game developer kids.

Elite_Baller
Elite_Baller

haha why is sonic spatted like he is getting ready to play a football game? lol 

19James89
19James89

Great more unemployment just what our economy needs.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Kind of sucks, my PS3 still gets more use as a Sega Genesis Emulator thanks to Shining Force 1/2, Shining in the Darkness, and Phantasy Star 2-4.  Well, that was until they turned Shining Force and Phantasy Star into horrible Action RPG's. 

YearoftheSnake5
YearoftheSnake5

Restructuring and lost jobs seem to be what I hear most about Sega lately. Sad to see how far the giant has fallen.

BabeNewelll
BabeNewelll

Knuckles has been drinking badger milk.

bernard978
bernard978

Maybe is SEGA were to stop shitting over everybody then they wouldn't be in this mess. But it's sad to hear people losing their jobs, which seems to be an almost weekly.

playstationzone
playstationzone

well look like sega going down because they wont sell there new sonic game so really sega dommed and i think ninendo holding them back but its sega fault for that.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

I like Sega. The 32X still haunts me but still. Nintendo should offer to ease some of their burden by buying Atlus from them.