This year's upcoming E3 is almost upon us and we are listing down all the big developing and publishing houses that will be present at the event. However, it seems one of them, SEGA, is set to give this year's event a miss.
This means the Japanese game developer and publisher, known for its multi-million selling game franchises like Sonic the Hedgehog, Virtua Fighter, Phantasy Star, Yakuza and Total War (to name a few), won't show up at the year's biggest gaming event.
While speaking to Game Informer, a SEGA representative confirmed that the company will not be present at E3, although its products might still be highlighted by its partners at the event.
"Over the next months, SEGA of America will be focusing on the restructure and relocation to Southern California, and we have decided to not attend E3 with our own booth this year," the representative told Game Informer via email.
"With the majority of our bigger titles launching later in 2015/2016, particularly those from our AAA studios Relic Entertainment, Sports Interactive and Creative Assembly, we are concentrating our efforts for some of these major announcements after our relocation. Instead, we will be collaborating with our various business partners for this year's E3 show," he added.
While the revelation is unfortunate, it remains to be seen if SEGA can bounce back, once its relocating and restructuring issues are out of its way.