Surprisingly, SEGA announced the cancellation of several games, including HYENAS, a multiplayer FPS that was in development at Creative Assembly. The rest of the canceled projects belonged to its European branch and were never officially announced.
On the other hand, various sources affirm that the cancellations will translate into layoffs, at least in Creative Assembly. All this is due to the low profitability of SEGA’s European branch, so the company decided to make important structural changes.
SEGA cancels HYENAS and more games
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Why did SEGA cancel HYENAS and other games?
Through a statement, SEGA reported that it expects losses in its European branch for the fiscal year that will end on March 31, 2024. For this reason, it decided to go ahead and implement a restructuring in several of its areas.
The company cites the pandemic and inflation in Europe as some of the external factors that have impacted the performance of its branch. First it was decided to cancel several games in active development, including HYENAS and some unannounced titles.
On the other hand, SEGA will also reduce its fixed expenses in several of its companies, including Creative Assembly. Sources claim that there will be layoffs from said studio, but SEGA has not confirmed it for now.
HYENAS was revealed in the middle of last year and received heavy criticism for being a game as a service. A few weeks ago, SEGA stated that the development of the title was a challenge and that it was defining the business model it would have. However, the project is now a thing of the past.
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