Toshihiro Nagoshi e Daisuke Sato they left the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, the historic development team of the Yakuza series, which reorganized accordingly by promoting Masayoshi Yokoyama as director.
Bloomberg reports are therefore confirmed in which it was claimed that Nagoshi would have left SEGA for NetEase, although the famous game director has not yet officially hinted at his future working.
“In leaving SEGA, I am also relinquishing my position as director of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio,” Nagoshi wrote in a message to fans. “I am here today thanks to what I have learned from the many people around me. It is thanks to the colleagues who have supported me that I have been able to maintain the will to continually redefine our standards.”
“Today a new Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio is born and the Yakuza series will live on. Although I don’t know for sure what they will create, I am convinced that the new generation will make even more solid the foundations we have built over the years and they will make great games. “
“To do this, however, they will have to continue to learn, challenge themselves and grow: I ask you to continue to support them.”
“I have been involved in the Yakuza series from the beginning and have been the head of the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio for nine years, so I feel very attached to this reality,” wrote Daisuke Sato instead. “It is sad to leave the office and the colleagues who have shared their joys and sorrows with me, but the team has acquired a strong organization over the years.”
“I am convinced that the studio will have the strength not only to continue the Yakuza series, but also to exploit this inspiration to go further. The team members are full of talent and certainly capable of achieving such a goal, which I can leave in their hands with confidence. “
“I am truly grateful to have worked on a series that has lasted for fifteen years and I would like to extend my thanks to all the fans who have supported us, the staff who have worked together so that Yakuza could grow and all the people in this industry who are. somehow got in touch with the franchise. “