SEGA Restructures, Changes Game Focus

Due to declining profits across the board, the house of Sonic attempts to zero-in on its best franchises. More specifically, Sonic, Total War, Aliens, and Football Manager as written in their latest investor statement:

Reduction of number of titles

We conducted detailed reviews of earnings projections for titles targeted toward the U.S. and European markets and decided to narrow down sales titles from the following period and after to strong IPs, such as “Sonic the Hedgehog,”, “Football Manager”, “Total War” and “Aliens” which are expected to continue posting solid earnings. In accordance with this, we are canceling the development of some game software titles.

No word yet on what specific titles will be canned, but one could at least hope that Valkryia Chronicles and Phantasy Star would come out unscathed. Super Monkey Ball, not so much.

Regardless, more resources being poured into the Total War series is always a good sign for RTS fans.

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