Sega CEO admits recent games have 'betrayed' fans' trust

Sega's CEO is aware of the company's fall from grace, according to an interview with Famitsu (as translated by Siliconera). Citing lessons learned from Atlus, which the company acquired in late 2013, Hajime Satomi said that the attitude from within the company is shifting away from schedules and toward quality. It's a way to make up for lost faith, Satomi explained.

"We did our best to build a relationship of mutual trust with older fans of Sega, but looking back, there've been some titles that have partially betrayed that [trust] in the past 10 years," he said. "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."

We might not have to wait long to see if Satomi's words ring true; he also told Famitsu that, while he couldn't guarantee it would happen, the company is planning to announce a new project for home consoles at the Tokyo Game Show in September.

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