Sega has lost two of the creators of the Yakuza series

Sega has lost two of the creators of the Yakuza series

“From today,” Mingyue is in his Parting words, “A new Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio is born, and this series will continue to exist. Although I am not sure what they will create, I believe that the new generation will further strengthen the foundation we have built over the years and provide an excellent game world. To To achieve this goal, they also need to continue to learn, challenge themselves and grow. I ask you to continue to support the studio’s efforts.”

The creator of the Yakuza series Toshihiro Nagoshi and the producer of the series Daisuke Sato both announced their departure from Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, the latter being the team responsible for Yakuza games within Sega.



  • Masayoshi Yokoyama becomes the new head of the studio. Director Ryosuke Horii and producer Hiroyuki Sakamoto will obviously become the “core leaders” of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, and they will continue to make Yakuza games. Future games in the series will remain turn-based and will continue to focus on Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s protagonist Ichiban Kasuga.