Latest in Series of Company Damage Control Attempts
Sega appears serious about not letting that leaked memo get out any farther than it has. Though attempts have been made to quash the story, it hasn’t been very successful, so Sega is trying to control the flow of information in ways they know remain possible.
That apparently includes a more tight leash on those trying to talk about it on Sega’s official forums. At least one report has been received concerning the mysterious removal of discussion from the forum’s Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing section. Specifically, talk about DLC in ASR–a detail that was accidentally revealed, though not necessarily confirmed via that memo leak–has been removed inexplicably. Talk of other memo components, in whole or in part, have also removed from other sections of the Sega forum, and threads that continue to pop up are being cut off as they are found.
On a gaffe of this magnitude, it is standard practice for any company to try and put the kabosh on discussion by outlets it runs. Aside from the forums, there is no mention of the leak or details of it on the Twitter feeds Sega community teams maintain. But Sega is having less success quelling the talk on independent outlets. The usual crop of Sonic and Sega centric message boards have retained active discussion on the memo, and the details within. That includes some forums and sites that have received informal cease and desist requests to wipe any mention of them. TSSZ News was among the sites that received such a request.
But Sega’s swift moves may only serve as a de facto confirmation of at least some of the details within that memo, and that’s what has kept the discussion flowing. Fans are already speculating on what ASR DLC should be included for which console, and how Sega can justify a $99 price point for yet another Sonic compilation, among a plethora of other items. As quash attempts are made, it thus far has only invigorated the desire to talk about and know more about what’s going on behind the scenes. Unfortunately, it appears Sega–traditionally more transparent than this–won’t be speaking up about any of it for some time.
Do you think Sega should come clean now about their plans with Sony, or does the company have a right and responsibility to keep anything further away from our eyes? Tell us in the comments section.