Sega Studios San Francisco RIP

Sega Studio given marching orders on April 1st

Tyris Flare, star of the awful Golden Axe: Beast Rider

Tyris Flare, star of the awful Golden Axe: Beast Rider

Rumors began circulating yesterday (starting at The Kartel) that developers at Sega Studios San Francisco had been notified that today would be their last day. Given the fact that this story sprouted on April Fools' Day, we were unsure whether it would turn out to be true. Unfortunately, we received word today from a Sega representative who indeed confirmed the studio's closure. Here is the statement:

"SEGA of America is sad to announce the closure of SEGA Studios San Francisco. It is an immensely talented studio and we wish all the best to all of the staff in all their future endeavors. Moving forward, SEGA will continue to pursue external development opportunities all over the world and will continue to grow the renowned SEGA brand."

Before assuming the Sega Studios San Francisco moniker and making Iron Man 2, the development team was known as Secret Level, and had created Golden Axe: Beast Rider and Iron Man for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Before being acquired by Sega, Secret Level was known for creating ports of games like America's Army: Rise of a Soldier, Star Wars: Starfighter, and Unreal Tournament.

The company's final game, Iron Man 2, is due out the same week as the feature film. Keep an eye out on GamePro over the next few weeks to see how the developer's swan song ended up.

To be honest, we're not exactly crushed to hear about Studios San Francisco's passing. Both Golden Axe: Beast Rider and Iron Man were god-awful games of the lowest calibre (scoring 47% and 46% on www.gamerankings.com, respectively).

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Dave Rudden

GamePro
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?