Sega Studios Australia has unfortunately been slated to shut down. The news was broken in a post on Kotaku where Sega explained that the studio will be closed “later this year”. The development team had previously made Medieval 2: Total War as a division of The Creative Assembly and has since completed the London Olympics tie-in game.
Last year Sega Studios Australia laid off 37 employees before starting on a “multi-product deal focussing across the digital marketplace.” No word on what has happened to this deal yet but at the time of writing nothing has been confirmed. However my heart goes out to all the workers made redundant by this decision, and I really hope this worrying trend stops immediately. We’ll update you with more as this story progresses.