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04/24/2010 Sega West explains CEO reorganization

Mike Hayes details the effects of structural adjustment, with the closing of the Iron Man 2 studio '; promises to the original downloadable IP, weighs in on Saturn, rereleases Dreamcast era.

Yesterday, Sega confirmed the dismissal of more than 70 employees in North America and Europe offices, and announced a restructuring that will see a new digital division of workers from San Francisco. Today, Sega Western President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Hayes said with GameSpot to better explain what effect the restructuring will have on the publisher.

Sega West President and CEO Mike Hayes.

In addition to explaining the new digital separation "from the role in the company, Hayes was raised several other issues, including this month 's closure of the studio, formerly known as the Secret level

GameSpot : Will Sega have any domestic retail trade is conducted in the U.S. will be next?

Mike Hayes

S. : Golden Axe: Beast Rider t instead of 'set the world on fire, but I was under the impression, Iron Man did well, and continue to have considerable hopes on him. Why close the studio and is now away from this?

Hays said the decision Sega ", to close the developer Iron Man 2 does not show movie adaptation of its quality. The game will be released on May 4.

MH

We did the same thing in Europe three years ago with the Sega Racing Studio. Quality of Sega Rally was very high. This issue has been in the driving genre. What could we do next? And it was a problem. We could not 't decide what was the reason for closure.

S. : Will this affect the number of external partners that you have in the U.S., or will they continue as they are?

MH

S. : Will Sega 's European studios and partners to handle the same way, digital development, as they were before, or will it be taken off their plate and put in San Francisco?

MH : Management and leadership will come from [San Francisco], but we 're totally agnostic in terms of where the developer. We want to make sure that we get the right product at the right quality and right price. Lee, that 'in Europe or Asia or America, it's really multisites interaction between plasmin question' for us.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 one step in the design Sega ", to expand its electronic catalog for rereleases.

S. : This has no downloadable content, right? These additions will simply engage in any studio made the original product?

MH

S. : Sega 's digital distribution strategy to date seems to be using it as a way to get the value from the directory. With the exception of Happy Tree Friends, all of your names rereleases arcade or console hits. Should we expect more original titles like Sonic 4 or more original intellectual property in the future?

MH

S. : You mentioned the Genesis and Super Monkey Ball. For all retro and catalog titles, 've corrected, these two things bookend the dead period of Saturn and the Dreamcast, where many of these games just Aren' t be returned or made available to people. This is what you 're looking to change?

MH : It 's certainly something that we' re looking, yes. But at the moment, we 've do not have a solid plan in terms of release.

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