SEGA is looking to make big investments going forward with a new “super game” project (Thanks, VGC). According to their latest annual report and Microsoft partnership, the company plans to invest 100 billion yen over the next 5 years for the super game. That 100 billion yen investment is roughly $882 million, a whopping sum for the project. The investment doesn’t just refer to game development but possible studio acquisitions in Japan. SEGA elaborates further in the report:

“The way people interact with games is becoming more diverse and the ecosystem is growing exponentially. In this context, SEGA wants to go beyond the boundaries of conventional games and take on the challenge of creating super games that excite the gaming community, which is a web of diverse relationships.

Naturally, we project that the scale of investment in the development of such super games will be sizable. We will need to incorporate new technologies and trends. To this end, we will have to invest from the perspective of developing the pipeline and shoring up our value chains.”

SEGA has big plans but previous years have shown expensive failures for the company like Sakura Kakumei, yearly losses and company downsizing/restructuring. We hope SEGA plans this investment out wisely. In the meantime, stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news and updates!

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