Toshihiro Nagoshi, author of the Yakuza sequence, and Daisuke Sato, the sequence’ manufacturer, have each introduced their departure from Sega and from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, the staff inside of Sega accountable for the Yakuza video games.
“As of these days,” Nagoshi wrote in his farewell message, “a brand new Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio is born the place the sequence will live to tell the tale. Despite the fact that I don’t know evidently what they are going to create, I consider the brand new technology will additional toughen the root we constructed through the years and ship nice video games to the arena. To succeed in that, they too want to proceed to be informed, problem themselves, and develop. I ask that you just proceed your fortify of the studio’s endeavors.”
Masayoshi Yokoyama turns into the brand new studio lead, and director Ryosuke Horii and manufacturer Hiroyuki Sakamoto will it sounds as if turn out to be “core leaders” of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, who will proceed making Yakuza video games. Long run video games within the sequence will stay turn-based, and proceed that specialize in Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga.
“I consider that the studio has the ability not to handiest proceed the Yakuza sequence,” writes Sato, “but in addition to hold on that momentum even additional past. The studio’s proficient body of workers are very able to engaging in this, which is why I will go away it of their care with self assurance.”
Nagoshi has credit at Sega going again to Virtua Racing, and produced and directed the Monkey Ball video games prior to becoming a member of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio to start out the Yakuza sequence. He additionally directed 2012’s Binary Area. In August, it was once rumored that Nagoshi was once in talks to sign up for China’s NetEase, even though it is but to be showed the place he has ended up.