Masayoshi Yokohama, the main responsible for Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, the SEGA studio from which the sagas have come Yakuza and Judgment, has spoken in an interview with the Japanese head Weekly Famitsu about the future of the studio after the departure of Toshihiro Nagoshi and Daisuke Sato, as well as the projects they are working on: the sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon and another title unannounced.
Not exactly new news, since that Yakuza 8 It was announced in the statement announcing the departure from the studio of the creator of the series, Nagoshi, and the director and producer, Sato. “I can’t talk about it,” Yokohama tells the Japanese magazine. “However, a few after Yakuza 7 and be a continuation of history “, you can read in the translation offered by Kotaku.
Yokohama has confirmed that this eighth installment will be starring again by Ichiban Kashuga; Previously, the series was said to continue with the RPG mechanics introduced in Like a Dragon. About the other title, the head of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio points out thatI was to challenge the studio with a new game: “Please wait for what’s to come from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio.” It also states that the team wants give importance to the saga Judgment, despite the information from a few months ago that assured that the future of that series was in danger.
The interview is focused on the internal change of the company, and Yokohama argues that, like the platforms and times are changing, an internal reorganization was necessary, and the departure of Sato and Nagoshi was an opportunity for it: “In the last decade Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has grown into an organization of 300 people, but Nagishi, Sato and myself as the three visible heads has continued for a long time . It is difficult to switch without some kind of jolt to the system“.