SEGA to close down Australian studios “later this year”

SEGA Australia

By on April 5, 2013 at 10:55 am

SEGA have confirmed to Kotaku Australia that their Australian branch will be shutting down.

No more information has been given other than a vague timeframe of “later this year”.

SEGA’s Australian arm was once known as the Australian branch of Creative Assembly, under which name it produced games like Medieval II: Total War and Stormrise.

No reason was given for the closure, but SEGA also folded its Australian marketing and distribution arms in Australia last year citing financial pressures in a tightening market.

Source: Kotaku AU

6 comments (Leave your own)

Sega crying poor but continues to gouge aussies….good riddance.


So if they have no local marketing distribution, how do they justify the higher prices?


Sega crying poor but continues to gouge aussies….good riddance.

Yeah. How dare they employ Australians in the gaming industry.


So if they have no local marketing distribution, how do they justify the higher prices?

Their marketing and distribution is now outsourced to an agency rather than in-house, so they still have to pay someone.


I would just like to say how outraged I am that after buying up Creative Assembly Brisbane, that they have now chosen to shut them down. I loved Rome TW and Medieval 2 TW, and now the bastards are shutting them down. Very angry.


Can’t say I blame them, I know I sure as hell wouldn’t develop games in Australia if I owned a studio.

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