After delivering its financial results last week, Sega has made its Road to 2020 presentation available for public viewing. In it, the company discusses how it will be changing its business focus in the years to come.

To start with, they’ll be shifting from a business pillar centered on device-lead development to one that takes advantage of intellectual properties (IPs). By doing this they hope to make more global hits, which Sega also plans to release simultaneously worldwide.

Perhaps most exciting, however, is that the company not only plans to expand existing properties, but also obtain new IPs and revive old ones. This will no doubt come as good news to classic Sega fans, as countless franchises have fell by the wayside in recent years.

It’s worth noting that Sega still has a lot riding on the Pachislot and Resort businesses, but compared to the likes of Konami, the studio seems to be confident in the gaming market still, with a large majority of its sales coming from the sector.

Another interesting piece of news is that various Sega holdings, such as Sega Games and Atlus, will be relocated to the Osaki area to reinforce collaboration between studios.

We’ll just have to wait and see what this means for Nintendo’s Switch, but Sega has been steadily supporting its former competitor with the likes of Puyo Puyo Tetris, Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces.

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