The developer that makes the Yakuza and Judgment video games, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio (RGG Studio for brief), has formally reshuffled following the confirmed departure of Yakuza sequence creator Toshihiro Nagoshi. His exit was heavily rumoured again in August.
The 56-year-old had change into one thing of a legendary determine at SEGA, having spearheaded the inventive imaginative and prescient and subsequent success of Yakuza as a franchise. Nagoshi really began on the firm again within the 90s, when he labored as a CG designer underneath Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki. It is secure to say that his eventual work on the Shenmue sequence would have a dramatic affect on Yakuza as an entire.
Nagoshi is not the one vital determine leaving SEGA, both. Daisuke Sato, who’s been with RGG Studio from the beginning, can be making his exit. Sato, like Nagoshi, has been a key a part of Yakuza’s continued success in latest instances. He was made head of the studio 9 years in the past, and it is gone from energy to energy ever since.
With each Nagoshi and Sato gone, it will be as much as SEGA’s subsequent era to hold the torch. RGG Studio has highlighted seven key builders in a new blog post, and obtained all of them collectively for one hell of a workers picture, which is embedded on the high of this text. Evidently, these guys have inherited Nagoshi’s well-known sense of fashion.
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