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SEGA president expects games with production budget of $70 million to “become the norm” when next-gen consoles arrive
Yukio Sugino, president and COO of Sega Corporation, has opened up about the rising development costs in the Japanese games industry. He also touched on the company’s plans to further increase the number of foreign employees.
Sony becomes Metacritic’s top publisher of 2022, while previous champion Microsoft fails to make the list
Metacritic has shared its 2022 game publisher rankings. This year’s list has some shakeups, with Sony taking the top spot and companies like Paradox, Focus Entertainment, and Annapurna climbing up.
Sonic the Hedgehog franchise tops 1.5 billion units sold and downloads, remains at center of Sega’s IP strategy
Sega Sammy Holdings has shared updated sales figures for Sonic the Hedgehod and its other gaming franchises. The company also released key financial results for the six months ended September 30.
Microsoft becomes Metacritic’s top publisher of 2021, making history as first company to average 85+ score
Metacritic has shared its list of top game publishers of 2021, with Microsoft leaping to the first place. The company has outperformed other big companies, including Sony, Activision Blizzard, and EA.
Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi on leaving SEGA and NetEase giving him more creative freedom
Toshihiro Nagoshi has shared the first details about forming a new NetEase-funded studio. He revealed the reasons behind leaving SEGA and explained why he will have more freedom under the Chinese company’s umbrella.
SEGA Searchlight: “2020 was the first year when more pitches used Unreal over Unity”
2020 has changed not only how games are made, but also how publishers find them. Previously, pitches were mostly made at large events in person. Now that this is off the table, canvassing for devs is very different. Bobby Wertheim, director of content at SEGA Searchlight, discusses the new realities of networking at WN Winter’21.
Sony, Sega and WarnerMedia claim millions in UK tax relief
Under UK’s Video Games Tax Relief (VGTR) system, game developers can claim back up to 20% of some production costs. Warner Media, which owns Rocksteady (Batman: Arkham series) and Traveller’s Tales (the Lego games), used the policy to claim up to £60m in corporation tax relief. Sony claimed around £30m, while Sega received a £20m tax reduction.