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Namomura
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(06-03-2012, 05:41 AM)
http://www.gamekyo.com/newsfr46962_s...fermeture.html

translate by Kazerei:

Originally Posted by Kazerei

Sega Europe to announce its closing?

On the eve of E3 2012, we are able to inform you, according to our credible sources, that Sega Europe will be finally closed in the coming months as well as all the local branches in Europe like Sega France. This is partly a consequence of the ineffectiveness of Sega's strategy over the past several years of developing games by western developers. At the same time, Sega will also announce, according to these sources, they will no longer develop AAA games on consoles, but will focus on digital games, notably for cell phones and tablets. Sega's last big title developed by Creative Assembly will be presented at E3 2012 in a few days. Furthermore, remember that Sega has announced they will not be at Gamescom 2012.

. Sega Europe closing
. No more AAA games from Sega.
. Last AAA game announced by Sega at E3, developed by Creative Assembly.
. Sega will focus on mobile and tablet games.
Last edited by Nirolak; 06-03-2012 at 07:14 AM.
TacticalFox88
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(06-03-2012, 05:42 AM)
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Umm...holy shit?
AniHawk
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Rather sarcastic to boot.
(06-03-2012, 05:42 AM)
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what the shit
Linkhero1
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(06-03-2012, 05:42 AM)
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Man. I didn't want to see Sega go like this.
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(06-03-2012, 05:42 AM)
WHAT THE FUCK
chubigans
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(06-03-2012, 05:42 AM)
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Holy crap.

edit: I highly doubt the entire Sega decision will stop making console games. No way.
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ThatCrazyGuy
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(06-03-2012, 05:42 AM)
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What. What are arcade games classified as? AA?

No VF6 would suck!

Wait, only Sega EU.
Kusagari
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(06-03-2012, 05:42 AM)
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NOT LIKE THIS
ElectricBlanketFire
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(06-03-2012, 05:42 AM)
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More urinal games confirmed?
Poyunch
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(06-03-2012, 05:43 AM)
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Not the kind of E3 megaton people wanted. :(
brandonh83
(06-03-2012, 05:43 AM)
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@MUWANdo
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(06-03-2012, 05:43 AM)
What? Isn't Sega Europe/Creative Assembly responsible for their best-selling and most profitable franchises? (Football Manager, Total War)
Emitan
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(06-03-2012, 05:43 AM)
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Please tell me this isn't true
Pappasman
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(06-03-2012, 05:43 AM)
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How the mighty have fallen... :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plz-bhcHryc
goldenpp72
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(06-03-2012, 05:43 AM)
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Truly a dagger to my heart :(
Snapshot King
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(06-03-2012, 05:43 AM)
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This would make all the nonsense surrounding Bayo 2 and Max Anarchy/Anarchy Reigns make slightly more sense.

EDIT: Though, this rumour also doesn't make any sense. Sega just announced Yakuza 5, that's as hardcore as you can get.
Mushroomer25
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(06-03-2012, 05:43 AM)
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Meh. It seems to be purely speculative ATM. Nothing to get worried about.


Now, for the rest of the thread to devolve into an orgy of mourning for SEGA.

Alternatively, this MIGHT explain Nintendo's sudden decision for a Nintendo Direct on Sunday. They're buying out SEGA, and needed to clear room in the E3 show for the announcement.
bomma_man
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(06-03-2012, 05:43 AM)
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What? Fuck :(
ivysaur12
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(06-03-2012, 05:43 AM)
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Welp. Bye childhood.
drtomoe123
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(06-03-2012, 05:44 AM)
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ezekial45
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(06-03-2012, 05:44 AM)
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Fuck
fuck
fuck
fuck
GDGF
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(06-03-2012, 05:44 AM)
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This is the second time I've had to watch sega die.
BD1
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(06-03-2012, 05:44 AM)
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Wow.

If they are going mobile/tablet they should sell their IP to the highest bidder. Don't let them die like this.

Wow.
Holy Wars
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(06-03-2012, 05:44 AM)
Where does Shenmue 3 fit in to this strategy?
abstract alien
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(06-03-2012, 05:44 AM)
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We couldn't talk about this after e3? :^(
tanooki141
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(06-03-2012, 05:45 AM)
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Why would this happen during E3?

Why?
LQX
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(06-03-2012, 05:45 AM)
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I rather EA buy them than hear shit like this. Got damn Sega, I blame you rather than people not buying your games.
Shorty11857
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(06-03-2012, 05:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by @MUWANdo

What? Isn't Sega Europe/Creative Assembly responsible for their best-selling and most profitable franchises? (Football Manager, Total War)

Yeah that seems weird I'm almost positive Sega have mentioned Football Manager and Total War as being two really profitable series for them, maybe not hugely profitable but consistently profitable
Vic
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(06-03-2012, 05:45 AM)
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This sounds bad. Very bad.

Edit: Hopefully it's only SEGA EUROPE that is going mobile.
MarkMclovin
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(06-03-2012, 05:45 AM)
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Mr.Fresh
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(06-03-2012, 05:45 AM)
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Yakuza!!!!!
Marz
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(06-03-2012, 05:45 AM)
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So Nintendo won?
B.K.
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(06-03-2012, 05:45 AM)
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They're going to have to start selling all their IPs just to make money.
Dark Schala
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(06-03-2012, 05:45 AM)
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What the hell?

Not like this. Edit: sounds like SEGA Europe only.
Last edited by Dark Schala; 06-03-2012 at 06:01 AM.
zroid
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(06-03-2012, 05:45 AM)
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guh
SillyPuty
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(06-03-2012, 05:45 AM)
Well, this is depressing! :(
qq more
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(06-03-2012, 05:45 AM)
wait, is it just Sega Europe to make no more AAA games or is it Sega in general?
BY2K
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(06-03-2012, 05:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Marz

So Nintendo won?

Dude, c'mon.
Femmeworth
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(06-03-2012, 05:46 AM)
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Oh dear.
cutmeamango
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(06-03-2012, 05:46 AM)
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What AAA Sega titles are we going to lose?
Yakuza 5 and Sega Racing 2 were their last (prior E3) AAA titles then. :/
Totobeni
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(06-03-2012, 05:46 AM)
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Sad ending :(

some one..any one buy and save SEGA
Nirolak
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(06-03-2012, 05:46 AM)
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This would not exactly be in line with the new strategy they announced, so I suspect there's some level of exaggeration to this report.

I mean, they intended to pare down their console efforts *HEAVILY*, but they still expected things like Sonic to exist and certainly to make digital titles for more than phones and tablets.
Snapshot King
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(06-03-2012, 05:46 AM)
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To be honest I'm kind of hoping this is true so that Platinum Games can find a publisher more willing to push their games.
jay
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(06-03-2012, 05:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Holy Wars

Where does Shenmue 3 fit in to this strategy?

They sell the license to Suzuki for 750 yen.

Who then does nothing with it, makes four or five unrelated cell phone games, then retires.
Anth0ny
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(06-03-2012, 05:46 AM)
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WHAT

. Sega will focus on mobile and tablet games.

Dark_AnNiaLatOr
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(06-03-2012, 05:46 AM)
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So no chance for dreamcast 2 huh. This is saddening news.
The Praiseworthy
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(06-03-2012, 05:46 AM)
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Oh nooooo!!!

This is so hard to believe :(
Kazerei
(06-03-2012, 05:47 AM)
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Sega's western studios are moving to social games, but Sega's Japanese studios are still going to deliver console games, yes? Please?

Edit: re-reading the article, it sounds like Sega Europe only
Last edited by Kazerei; 06-03-2012 at 05:52 AM.
Schweinehund
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(06-03-2012, 05:47 AM)
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Sega does what nintendon't.


...


Buy Sonic, Nintendo.
BoSox06DH
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(06-03-2012, 05:47 AM)
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I really don't want Sega to become dead. NINTENDO SAVE SEGA.

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