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

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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?

 

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

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

 

spiritek:
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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