Over the past couple of years, SEGA's steady release of sub-par Sonic titles has left a bad taste in many people's mouths. In a recent interview with Famitsu magazine, SEGA CEO Haruki Satomi vows to regain the trust of SEGA fans around the world. Satomi says that SEGA will be constantly aiming for high quality in all of their games.
“I’ve been talking to the employees about how we should start putting serious consideration into quality from this point on. Especially in North America and Europe, where it’s always been more of a focus on schedules, I believe that if we can’t maintain quality, it would be better to not release anything at all.” — Haruki Satomi
When it comes to SEGA's future, Satomi hints at a game announcement at this year's Tokyo Game Show and promises their fans that SEGA will become a "brand" once again.
“Since we’re seriously considering quality, I can’t make that promise for the time being, but I believe we will announce something for home console at Tokyo Game Show... Sega in the ‘90s was known for its ‘brand, but after that, we’ve lost trust, and we were left with nothing but ‘reputation. For this reason, we’d like to win back the customers’ trust, and become a ‘brand,’ once again." — Haruki Satomi
I'm glad that SEGA is going dust itself off and start anew with a focused mindset. Hopefully SEGA will make good on their promise and regain its former glory. What do you want to see in SEGA's future? Let us know in the comments below!