Posted on April 11, 2008,

Another Casualty: Sega Racing Studio Closes


It feels like a game developer has closed everyday recently; the latest victim is Sega Racing Studio. They had produced only one game, Sega Rally Revo, since opening back in 2005. Originally reported by Develop, the news was confirmed by a Sega rep in an email sent to Next Gen.

“Regrettably Sega today announced that it is to commence consultation regarding the unfortunate closure of the Sega Racing Studio in Birmingham, UK,” the email read.

“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 5 year plan would not result in a successful return for the Sega business moving forward. Sega would like to stress that there will be no changes within their other internal development studios.”

As always, we wish the staff of Sega Racing Studios the best in getting back on their feet. It’s weird to think that the games industry is thriving, yet we’re seeing all of these closures. Hopefully this is the last we’ll be hearing of this sort of news in the near future.

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