Sega of America confirmed recent reports that it laid off a undisclosed number of employees. The cuts were made due a restructuring within the company, and were made at Sega's US branch. Although there is no confirmed number through Sega, initial reports are saying the number is rather small.
A spokeswoman for Sega issued a comment on the restructuring today. She said “As the gaming industry continues to evolve, companies must adapt and adjust in order to compete and succeed in an ever-changing environment. As a result of this, Sega of America has recently undergone a restructure that will enable the company to focus efficiently on developing new and existing content across digital platforms as well as continuing to focus on key brands for packaged goods.”
It looks as if Sega is going to continue building on it's existing franchise titles, as they have recently struggled in producing new hit games. Those existing titles include Sonic the Hedgehog, Total War and Football Manager.
Hopefully this minor reboot could set Sega off in the right direction, as the company was never quite the same following the discontinuation of Sega Dreamcast in 2001.