SEGA Explains Publishing Deal With Deep Silver; Multiple Titles Will be Releasing in Europe
SEGA explained through a blog post that multiple games will be getting both digital and physical releases at some point in the future in Europe. The company said that they are collaborating with Deep Silver, publisher of well known video games such as Saints Row The Third, Dead Island and Mighty No. 9. The collaboration will include titles such as 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and Persona 5.
The post also explains why SEGA Europe is not being used as publisher:
“We do have a European branch, but they’re very much their own business, and as a business unit, SEGA Europe focuses on our Western IP titles – the titles developed by our Western studios such as Creative Assembly, Relic Entertainment, Sports Interactive and in partnership with studios such as PlaySport Games. With the majority of those titles being released on PC, we’ve seen an evolution of SEGA Europe into a more digitally-centric business over the last few years. For any packaged releases of SEGA Europe Western IPs they already partner with Deep Silver to bring those titles to market in Europe. It made sense to mirror that partnership with the SEGA of America-managed Japanese IP titles which currently have a heavier bias towards physical release.”
It’s not yet known when some of these titles will be released in Europe. However SEGA addressed fans that have been asking whether they would receive European releases of SEGA’s Japanese IPs: “for all our fans in Europe, we can finally say ‘we worked on it, and now we’ve got an answer for you.'”