SEGA Stopping Development for The Console Market, Sonic Team maybe Untouched

Sega Confirms it is going to stop making games for consoles in the future among speculation. Sega Sammy holdings is making an overhaul to the video game publisher. They are now going to stop making games for consoles for the most part and focus on mobile and PC gaming.

Sega is most known for making Sonic through the years. Sonic was even more popular than Mario at one point in Europe. Sega manufactured consoles before they turned into just a game publisher/developer after the Dreamcast turned out to be a flop. This means there won’t be new games or sequels to current series games like Alien Isolation on consoles until a licensing deal is reached with other companies, but it must be noted that the head of Sonic Team, Takashi Iizuka, stated that “私の中では,家庭用ゲーム機向けのソニックを止める考えはありませんので安心してください。” Translated as “Personally, I don’t plan to stop Sonic for home-video game consoles. Don’t worry about them! And enjoy!” when being interviewed by 4gamer on February 19, 2015, which is seven days earlier from the Sega Sammy holdings release which happened on February 26, 2015.

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Sega will most likely try to continue to make their established franchises on PC like Total War. The recent reviews of the latest Sonic for the Wii U were horrible and that was the last contracted game for Nintendo. Sega used to be a force to be reckoned with, but is now one of the most inconsistent franchise holders in terms of quality.

What do you think of this news? Do you like them leaving the console market as a whole? Let us know in comments.

[Via JapanToday]