Ahoy Captain Cats here and today we have some news to talk about that went on over the weekend and it is all about one company and that company is Sega.
First of this news is from a press release from Sega that Toshihiro Nagoshi, the creator of the Yakuza series will step down from his position as Sega Chief Creative Officer (CCO for short) and take the role of Creative Director. By doing so will let Nagoshi be closer to game development than in his CCO role.
Besides that, it was also reported that long-time voice actor for Sonic the Hedgehog Roger Craig Smith has announced that he will no longer voice the Sega Mascot. This is what he said from his Twitter account:
“Welp, 10 years was an amazing run. Onward to new zones! Much love to the fans who’ve been so kind. It’s been an honor.” – Roger Craig Smith
Thank you for the amazing 10 years Roger!
Lastly, there have been rumors that Sega will be splitting up its amusement and video game divisions and if these rumors are true it only means one thing, acquisition. It was rumored last year that Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo was looking to buy Sega and mix them into the fold. Only time will tell if this is true or not.
Now that brings up the question, what’s going on over there? Are they looking to sell and close up shop or walk away from making games altogether? Your guess is as good as ours.