Sega Sells Relic, Cuts 240 Jobs Across Europe

Citing a report from, Sega has recently undertaken significant personnel changes: the company has sold off Relic Entertainment and enacted layoffs affecting 240 employees across Sega Europe, Creative Assembly, and Sega HARDlight. These moves primarily impact game studios located in the Western hemisphere.

Relic Entertainment, known for its expertise in strategy games such as the “Company of Heroes” series, has also developed “Age of Empires IV” for Microsoft. Following the sale, Relic will operate independently with the support of an unnamed external investor. Despite these substantial changes, Relic assured on platform X that their commitment to crafting exceptional experiences for players remains unchanged. They also announced plans to continue supporting “Company of Heroes 3” with the release of the 1.6 update in April.

The majority of the 240 layoffs are concentrated at Sega Europe and Creative Assembly, with only a minor portion affecting Sega HARDlight. Notably, other Sega studios in the UK, such as Two Point Studios and Sports Interactive, were not mentioned. It’s worth mentioning that since the cancellation of Creative Assembly’s FPS game “HYENAS,” the studio has experienced several rounds of layoffs.

Jurgen Post, the newly appointed head of Sega Europe, expressed, “I want to sincerely apologise for the worry and understandable distress this news will cause, particularly for those directly affected. These decisions have been incredibly tough to make, and they follow meticulous consideration and deliberation with leadership teams across the business. Change is necessary to secure the future of our games business, and to ensure that we are well placed to deliver the best possible experiences to our players going forward.”