SEGA Canceled HYENAS & Some Unannounced Titles Under Development

Blame the "lower profitability of the European region."

SEGA has canceled Creative Assembly's multiplayer extraction shooter HYENAS as well as several unannounced titles, trying to reduce its expenses in Europe. Apparently, the region doesn't bring the company enough money.

“In response to the lower profitability of the European region, we have reviewed the title portfolio of each development base in Europe and the resulting action will be to cancel ‘Hyenas’ and some unannounced titles under development,” SEGA commented (via VGC).

Image credit: Creative Assembly

It will "implement a write-down of work-in-progress for titles under development" and further cut costs with other initiatives, reducing various fixed expenses at several companies in the EU, centered on the England-based Creative Assembly.

The decision seems rushed but not very surprising considering SEGA called HYENAS' development challenging just last month. At that time, the company' representative couldn't talk much about the game's business model because "the details have not yet been announced." Perhaps rumors of it closing were already circulating then.

Creative Assembly is planning to release its next game, Total War: Pharaoh, on October 11. It's not clear if the unannounced titles were in development within the studio or under SEGA in general.

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