US: Sega lays off 30 staff

Sega of America has made around 30 employees redundant, the publisher has confirmed.

The news follows similar staff cuts at EA, Crystal Dynamics and Factor 5, who have all had to cut costs in order to cope with the growing economic crisis.

A Sega spokesperson said in a statement: Sega of America has grown at pace with the booming video game industry, but at this time of economic recession, harsh retail landscape, and the reality of business challenges to profitability, we must take steps to reduce our cost structure and ensure long-term success.”

The decision to lay off staff was a difficult one, and we thank these employees for their contributions and wish them well in their future endeavours.”

Sega is set to release a slew of new titles over the next few months, including MadWorld, House of the Dead: Overkill, Empire: Total War, Football Manager Live and Sega Mega Drive Collection

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