Sega president Kenji Matsubara has abruptly resigned from the company.
Setts parent company Sega Sammy said in a brief statement, “Matsubara resigned on Friday, citing personal reasons.” The company said the resignation was effective immediately and it was not announced who would replace the top executive of the developer.
It is unclear what may have led to Matsubara’s resignation, but it has not been planned. In April, he became fully involved in Sega’s functions and was given the chief publishing officer duties in addition to his presiding role. He also served as the director of the Sega Sammy board – another role he vacated on Friday.
Sethu Sammy did not immediately respond to ‘ request for comment on Matsubara’s departure and events surrounding it.
Matsubara joined Sega’s network division in 2014 as chief technology officer. In 2017, Sega Sammy held him for the presidency, where he oversaw all of Sega’s development work. Prior to joining Sega, Matsubara was president and CEO at the Japanese gaming company Tecmo Koei. He also served as CEO of Zynga Japan for two years.
Sega’s new leadership comes to naught as the company tries to re-establish itself in the ever-changing gaming industry. Sega served as one of the world’s most prominent game companies in the 1990s, since it discontinued its Dreamcast console in 2001, it focuses on game development and has produced several titles from some of the most popular franchises, including Sonic lamps. Hedgehog.
Looking ahead, Sega has publicly announced two games in development – a PC title that was launched on August 13 Troy: A Total War Saga And Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Which will release on both current and next generation consoles. Sega has not been announced Like a dragonLaunch date
Sega is also trying to cash in on the apathy and announced a slate of micro game gear handhelds last month. Each of the four devices will cost $ 50 and come in different colors – blue, yellow, red and black. Depending on the model chosen by customers, they will get four different games, including Sonic the Hedgehog (Black model) and Sound chaos (Blue model). Players who want to play all 16 classic game gear games will need to purchase each version. The game Gear Handheld will launch on 6 October.