Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi’s new NetEase studio revealed

Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi announced last October that he was leaving Sega, and today his new NetEase studio, aptly called Nagoshi Studio, has been revealed.

Twitter user Neberion (perhaps better known as Nibel) posted a link to the Nagoshi Studio website, where they learned that Nagoshi was its CEO.This is also where Nibel discovered Eight Nagoshi Studio founding members worked at Sega or Yakuza developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. This is where Nagoshi worked before Sega was an executive.

Nibel pointed out in an interview with Japanese Game Magazine Famantong, Nagoshi explained that he left Sega because he didn’t want to do the same thing over and over again. At NetEase, there are fewer restrictions on his creation. Plus, it brings him closer to actual game development again.

In the same interview, Nagoshi said the studio hopes to announce its first game soon, and that the game will be of a “massive” scale. The CEO also said that the studio is focused on quality and attracting core fans and a larger audience, while doing things he and other developers out there haven’t been able to do before (perhaps at RGG or Sega).

While waiting to learn more about Nagoshi Studio’s first game, read how RGG confirmed that a sequel to Yakuza: Like A Dragon is in the works, then check out an interview with Nagoshi in which he reveals why Sega should fire him in 1990 years.read why one game informer The editor thinks you should play more Yakuza now after that.


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