Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio Is Working on a New IP

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Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio is reportedly working on a new IP, separate from its Yakuza and Judgment franchises. In an upcoming interview, studio director Masayoshi Yokoyama additionally reveals new details about the not too long ago introduced sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Additionally, Yokoyama states that the studio will proceed to provide consideration to the Judgment collection. [Thanks, ryokutya!]

In an interview with Famitsu, Yokoyama discusses the way forward for RGG Studio in addition to its two most outstanding IPs. Reports from earlier this year indicated that the Judgment collection might abruptly finish attributable to conflicts with fundamental actor Takuya Kimura’s expertise company. Yokoyama doesn’t deal with these rumors straight, however he does state that the studio will actively problem itself to make new video games when the surroundings is correct.

This stance doesn’t simply apply to the 2 present franchises, both. Yokoyama additionally reveals that the studio is planning a game that’s separate from the Yakuza and Judgment collection. This unannounced title is presently in improvement at  the studio.

Building on earlier bulletins, Yokoyama mentions that the tentatively titled Ryu Ga Gotoku 8 will happen a number of years after the occasions of Yakuza: Like a Dragon (often called Ryu Ga Gotoku 7 in Japan). When requested whether or not Ichiban Kasuga would be the game’s protagonist, Yokoyama solutions with an ambiguous “hmm, well, yes.”

Finally, Yokoyama talks concerning the adjustments that got here with the departure of studio veterans Toshihiro Nagoshi and Daisuke Sato. With 300 staff, Yokoyama remembers how change was exhausting to come back by at RGG Studio with out one thing drastic taking place.

Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has reached over 300 staff within the final ten years. While Nagoshi, Sato, and I have been the highest 3 for a very long time, adjustments are exhausting to make on this form of group with out some form of shock. In that sense, I imagine this new restructuring is a sign of change.

Yokoyama reiterates that adjustments in employment are a frequent incidence inside corporations. He additionally expresses appreciation for being in an surroundings the place publically saying organizational adjustments is required.