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SEGA "regrettably" announce closure of UK based Racing Studios
Posted: 09.04.2008 12:16 by Jamie Davey Comments: 1
The publisher has decided to close down the Birmingham studio; it released SEGA Rally for Xbox360, PS3 and PC last year to good reception. Unfortunately it didn't make too big a splash.

SEGA Racing Studios employed 60 people and had a numbered of unannounced projects being worked over.

“The decision is part of a review of SEGA's Western Development Studios to ensure that each studio is a profitable entity in its own right, and unfortunately the SEGA Racing Studio’s five year plan would not result in a successful return for the SEGA business moving forward," said a company spokesperson.

“SEGA would like to stress that there will be no changes within their other internal development studios.”

Recently there have been a string of closures and downsizing of gaming companies, bad news for the more independent developers out there.

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Comments

By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 09, 2008
herodotus
And another one bites the dust. With all these Studios closing their doors, and mergers/ acquisitions taking place it appears the face of the gaming industry is undergoing a huge make-over. It&#039;ll be interesting, and a little worrying, to see what comes out of the beauty parlour at the end.