Fiscal Year 2018 has ended, and companies like Sega are meeting with their investors to discuss their accounts and philosophies for next year. The report presents some difficulties, but the top management plans to take a more secure direction for the immediate future: in 2019, they will focus on existing IPs and continue to explore successful paths, such as bringing their games to PC and growing through Steam It is also briefly mentioned that they will work with consoles ” of current and new generation ” and “other platforms”, perhaps referring to PS5 or even Stadia.
A reasoning that seems to be a little more than necessary if we bear in mind that – despite having achieved an increase in sales – the The company’s profits fall for the second year in a row, by 70% to 23.82 million dollars. Sega justifies this phenomenon with calculation errors, saturation of games in development, delays, competitiveness in the market and poor performance of games in digital format and gaming machines in Japan.
Last year, Sega launched games like Yakuza 0 or Yakuza: Kiwami on PC through Steam, a strategy that has helped them grow in markets where they had had little representation before. Aside from continuing these efforts, the company will also rescue IP from the forgotten Mega Drive Mini and we would not be surprised to see Saturn Mini in the future as well.