A few weeks ago, the rumor reached us that Toshihiro Nagoshi, the creative head behind the Yakuza series, has determined to leave the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios or Sega.

In a current message, the whole thing was now also confirmed by the official site. However, Nagoshi is not alone with this step. As it continues, Producer Daisuke Sato will also leave the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios. While SATO indicates, in search of new creative challenges, Nagoshi is said to be unknown rumors in advanced negotiations with Chinese Publisher Netease.

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In the statements on its farewell to Sega, Nagoshi and Sato used the opportunity to thank the many years of support of the fans. Nagoshi led out: From today, a new Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio is born in which the series will live on. Although I m not sure what they are created, I believe that the new generation will continue to improve the foundation we have built over the years and will deliver great games to the world. To achieve this, you must continue to learn to challenge yourself and grow. I ask you to continue to support the efforts of the studio.

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Sato in turn supplemented: I am very grateful that I am involved in the series, which has existed for 15 years, and I want to develop all fans who have supported us the employees who have worked together to develop the Yakuza series As well as all in the industry that the Yakuza series has touched in some way, my thanks.

The complete opinions on the farewell Nagoshi and Sato find their here . Finally, it was announced that Masayoshi Yokoyama, who was most recently appeared as an executive producer of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios, will take over the leadership of the studio. Currently there is already on a successor to Yakuza: Like A Dragon worked. When the official revelation of the title is to be expected, however, is still unclear.

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