Hajime Satomi, the CEO of Sega, has recently been interviewed by a Japanese gaming magazine named Famitsu. A translation by Siliconera has revealed that in the interview, Satomi has been a bit upset with recent Sega games that have come out.
“I believe that if we can’t maintain quality, it would be better to not release anything at all,” stated Satomi. “We did our best to build a relationship of mutual trust with older fans of Sega but, looking back, there have been some titles that have partially betrayed that [trust] in the past 10 years. Sega in the 90s was known for its brand, but after that, we’ve lost trust, and we’re left with nothing but reputation … We’d like to win back the trust and become a brand once again.”
Earlier in the year, it was made known that Sega had made quite a net loss during 2014 and seemed to begin focusing on the mobile and PC market. Now, Satomi has stated that a new console game will be revealed at Tokyo Game Show.
“I’ve been talking to employees about how [Sega] should start putting serious consideration into quality from this point on,” he said. “Particularly in North America and Europe, where it’s always been more of a focus on schedules.”
Do you think that Sega can begin to rekindle their bond with older fans? Or do you think that ship has sailed for them? Sound off in the comments!