It’s not just baseball anymore. Get the official company line inside.
We recently told you that Sega was canceling World Series Baseball 2K3, but now the rest of the lineup has been axed too. Sega will no longer be producing sports games for the Nintendo GameCube.
We contacted Sega of America, and this is the official company statement:
"SEGA is committed to Nintendo GameCube and will continue to support the platform with its leading entertainment properties including the recently announced "Sonic Adventure(tm) DX Directors Cut," as well as many other titles yet to be announced. As stated in November 2002, SEGA has been evaluating its resources and product lineup to ensure it is bringing the right games to the right platforms as the company builds towards becoming a profitable, independent content publisher. After careful examination, SEGA has made the strategic decision support to support Nintendo GameCube with a priority on delivering its leading entertainment properties such as "Sonic The Hedgehog®" and "Super Monkey Ball(tm)," proven franchises which have been top sellers on the system. Accordingly, SEGA will focus its sports development resources on delivering its SEGA Sports(tm) games to PlayStation®2 and Xbox(tm) on time at the start of each season. Nintendo GameCube is a fantastic platform for all genres of games. SEGA's entertainment properties have sold extremely well on GameCube and as a result we are placing priority and focusing our resources on delivering those titles to the platform moving forward. SEGA is committed to Nintendo GameCube and we will continue to support the platform in the future."