Gamespot is reporting news today that SEGA is currently going through a restructuring phase that will result in the loss of some 300 jobs in the company. The story goes on to state that the SEGA that emerges from the ashes will be a company with a focus on digital gaming, such as titles on the PC and mobile devices.
Sega has begun a sweeping restructure operation as the publisher attempts to “drastically improve profitability,” with more than 300 jobs put at risk, along with a new focus away from games consoles.
The corporation issued a notice to investors on Friday explaining that it expects to make just $34 million in net profit by the end of the financial year; a nosedive in performance compared to the $260 million it made the year prior.
Around 300 staff are scheduled to be made redundant, while Sega’s San Francisco office will be relocated–likely by summer–to southern California.
Could this be the first of the bigger publishers / developer to wake up and smell the PC Master Race? With big PC titles under their belt in 2014 that include Alien: Isolation and Company of Heroes 2: Ardenes Assault, SEGA might just be positioning themselves to take advantage of a brutally loyal and enthusiastic community.