Sega has announced that it will be cutting a number of positions including the closure of its San Francisco office, as part of a restructuring plan.
The company will be shifting focus to its PC and mobile releases as well as the merchandising of the Sonic brand. Around 300 jobs will reportedly be lost as part of the downsizing.
Sega’s North American operations will be moving from San Francisco to Southern California by summer 2015. “This move was crucial to keep Sega operations moving forward throughout North America and to provide our millions of fans a strong pipeline of content across gaming, TV, merchandising, and more,” Sega of America president and CEO John Cheng said, in part.
“We are confident that by relocating to Southern California we will be able to thrive, grow and become a stronger company because of it. We are sad to say goodbye to some of the best people in the business and are indebted to them for their hard work and dedication through the years.”
The firm noted that its current game release schedule won’t be affected by the restructuring, and the Sonic Boom TV Series will contine on Cartoon Network through 2015.