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It has been announced that SEGA of America are to relocate to Southern California in early summer, as the company begins to downsize the business before closing the doors at its San Francisco office.

This will not have any impact on SEGA’s release schedule although, while relocation packages will be offered, they have warned that the workforce will be reduced to “streamline operations.” That will number around 300 employees, who will given the chance to take voluntary retirement.

“This move was crucial to keep SEGA operations moving forward throughout North America and to provide our millions of fans a strong pipeline of content across gaming, TV, merchandising, and more,” company president and COO John Cheng commented.

“We are confident that by relocating to Southern California we will be able to thrive, grow and become a stronger company because of it. We are sad to say goodbye to some of the best people in the business and are indebted to them for their hard work and dedication through the years.”

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.