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Sega confirms Racing Studio closure

Wednesday, 9th April 2008 07:07 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Following a story last night rumouring a closure of Sega’s UK Racing Studio’s Sega has confirmed the move.

“Regrettably Sega today announced that it is to commence consultation regarding the unfortunate closure of the Sega Racing Studio in Birmingham, UK,” the company told Next-Gen.

“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‚Äôs 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.”

Racing Studio was responsible for last year’s Sega Rally, a project that proved to be its one and only game.

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  1. Blerk

    That’s really quite bizarre. They get the studio to do some games for them which turn out quite well. So they buy them, get them to do another, then shut them down. Why didn’t they just subcontract Sega Rally to them like they did Outrun?

    #1 6 years ago