Sega has introduced that it has established a brand new studio known as Sega Sapporo Studio.
This studio was formally created on December 1, 2021, as a “second development base in Japan,” as first reported by Gematsu. Sapporo was established to give attention to new software program improvement and debugging. It can be led by former Phantasy Star Online 2 chief producer Takaya Segawa, who was promoted to a senior company place for Sega in April of final yr.
“Under the policy of continuing to take on the challenge of creating even more innovative content and providing the world with new and exciting experiences, we will use the know-how that Sega has accumulated over its long history to participate in the development of entertainment that we will present to the world from the attractive city of Sapporo,” Segawa stated, as translated by Video Games Chronicle. “Sega Sapporo Studio will strive to provide a moving experience to customers, and to create a studio that values its staff.”
As the identify suggests, Sapporo is positioned within the metropolis of Sapporo and the studio will rent domestically to construct a workers devoted to designing, programming, and debugging recreation software program. Sapporo isn’t requiring all of its staff to relocate to the Sapporo-based workplace as Gematsu reviews that “Sega hopes to expand employment opportunities for those who would like to work in their native prefecture.”
As anticipated with the creation of a brand new studio, Sapporo already has a web site, which could be seen right here. VGC notes that Sega has a number of in-house improvement studios like Sonic Team and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio (Yakuza, Judgment), however that all of them work out of Sega’s predominant improvement base in Tokyo. Sapporo will function one other improvement base akin to the unique.
For extra about Sega, examine the way it and Microsoft created a “strategic alliance” to create “large-scale global games” in November of final yr, after which take a look at the newest trailer for Sonic Frontiers. Read about how Sonic Frontiers was initially due out in 2021 for the collection’ thirtieth anniversary after that.
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