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Sega closes Racing Studio, says report

Tuesday, 8th April 2008 18:27 GMT By Patrick Garratt

According to MCV, Sega’s closed Racing Studio, the outfit behind last year’s Sega Rally.

Citing a chat with a a former staff member from the studio, the Solihull-based team has shut down effective immediately.

Should get word on this from Sega in the morning.

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  1. Zumi

    Aw. I live only a few miles from Solihull, shame. At least we still have Rare.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. grandmaster

    Wow… on the one hand, Sega Rally was a good-looking game and pretty decent technology-wise on PS3 and Xbox 360. However, the fact that just months on you can pick it up for £9.99 brand new speaks volumes.

    I really hated its invisible walls, its total lack of information on why I should choose one car over another, its lack of restart from within a championship, and its bouncey collision physics. Offering up two handling systems for different terrain – but not allowing you to switch between rally stages – was a grave annoyance. Also wasn’t keen on the screen tear and 30fps update.

    While the sentiment was there, if AM3 were gonna make a next gen Sega Rally game it wouldn’t be anything like what the Racing Studio served up.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. scuz

    didn’t they just open that?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. pjmaybe

    No disrespect to the couple of EGers who work there but it promised a lot, and delivered very little.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Zumi

    Which EG’ers work(ed) there?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. patlike

    I have to admit, I never played Sega Rally. And that’s a shame.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Tonka

    WTF is an EGer and where can I score some?

    #7 6 years ago
  8. patlike

    An “EGer” is a Eurogamer reader :)

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Tonka

    I keep forgetting that I have no sense of humour.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. morriss

    I don’t! ;)

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Tonka

    Ha! I’m off to watch the LostWinds trailer again.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Hero of Canton

    Sega Rally was amazing, and if you don’t like it you’re a fool. One of the most charismatic racing games in years.

    What a shame.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Blerk

    What? They only just bought them! Way to go, Sega. :-(

    #13 6 years ago
  14. patlike

    Sega’s in pretty bad shape financially as a group. It’s a shame it had to be taken out on a Euro studio, though. Sega Europe’s very successful.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. El_MUERkO

    boooo

    #15 6 years ago