Sega Won’t Have Its Own Booth at E3 2015
The house of the hedgehog has hit some spikes as of late, as Sega revealed it won't be having its own booth at E3 2015. Sorry, Shenmue fans.
As Sega continues its massive overhaul and restructuring, company representatives have confirmed to Game Informer that the Shenmue dojo won't be having its own booth at next month's big E3 event. Other than Stella Glow, Tembo the Badass Elephant and a couple of Total War games, we're not sure what else Sega could have up its sleeves to reveal at E3 (we'd kill for another Valkyria Chronicles).
“Over the next months, Sega of America will be focusing on the restructure and relocation to Southern California, and we have decided to not attend E3 with our own booth this year,” a company spokesperson said. “With the majority of our bigger titles launching later in 2015/2016, particularly those from our AAA studios Relic Entertainment, Sports Interactive and Creative Assembly, we are concentrating our efforts for some of these major announcements after our relocation. Instead, we will be collaborating with our various business partners for this year’s E3 show.”
Earlier this year, we reported that Sega of America will be focusing more on PC and smartphone titles, as it is relocating its main offices to Southern California and is laying off over 300 of its employees. The company claims that it will be shifting gears away from console gaming to focus on the digital market.
We're not sure why Sega has been in such a rut over the past few years. It certainly has some quality franchises and famous names that it owns the rights to, but it doesn't seem intent on putting out quality games. Heck, we still can't even get a localized version of Phantasy Star Online 2, and it's already been out for three years.