Sega of America to downsize and move south

sega-logoSega has been busy restructuring their operations recently, and one of the big changes they are making in North America is to ditch their San Francisco offices and head down to southern California.

Along with the move (to an undisclosed SoCal city), which will begin sometime between now and early summer, the company will be unfortunately downsizing their workforce.  Apparently no current projects will be affected by the move or restructuring.

Read on for the announcement from Sega below.

SEGA of America (SOA), the North American operations for one of the world?s leading interactive entertainment companies, today announces its move from San Francisco to Southern California amid a downsizing of the business that will begin from January 2015 to early summer. The announcement was made today by SOA president and COO, John Cheng.

?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,? said Cheng. ?We are confident that by relocating to Southern California we will be able to thrive, grow and become a stronger company because of it.?

Relocation packages are being offered to a number of employees, but there will be positions reduced from the company to streamline operations. The total number of employees affected by this move will be realized after the complete transition is finalized in early summer.

Cheng added, ?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.?

SEGA?s game release schedule will not be affected by the move. The Sonic Boom television series, currently airing on Cartoon Network in the U.S., will also continue its run through 2015.