The Japanese company SEGA is not going to negotiate with Microsoft about the sale of the business. This was stated by the operating director of SEGA Shuji Utsumi (Shuji Utsumi).
Utsumi made such a statement against the background of reports that in 2020 Microsoft was considering buying SEGA. Microsoft’s interest became known from the correspondence of top managers of the corporation, published as part of the hearings on the lawsuit of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). According to Bloomberg, after the publication of this correspondence, SEGA shares rose to the highest level since 2007.
Utsumi noted that SEGA is completely satisfied with the current relationship with Microsoft: in 2021, the companies entered into a strategic partnership and began working on “global cloud games of the new generation.”