Toshihiro Nagoshi thinks that the talent of the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio could achieve “its maximum potential” with a game different from the usual Yakuza.
Toshihiro Nagoshi, a regular producer of the Yakuza franchise and one of those responsible for its origin, reveals the intentions of the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio in the nearest future. According to the creative, they weigh whether to keep their creative line in the saga or create “something totally new.”
“The Ryu Ga Gotoku team members have really only worked on the Yakuza franchise. I think it would be a waste if the members of this very talented team weren’t able to use all of their abilities to their full capacity. Maybe it’s challenging themselves, creating something in a radically different genre and style. We do not know yet, but it is something that we are taking into consideration at the moment for the growth of the team as a single entity, ”explains Nagoshi.
The producer, therefore, would be open to creating something new, different from what they usually do. However, you know full well that Yakuza fans are asking for more deliveries, so the decision cannot (and should not) be taken lightly.
Yakuza 0, the lighthouse that lit up the saga in the West
Nagoshi acknowledges that Yakuza 0 is his second favorite installment in the franchise, behind the first Yakuza. “It makes me very happy to see that it was received so well,” he confesses. The creative wants that level of acceptance to occur again outside the borders of Japan. “I feel like the straightforward, straightforward narrative had a lot to do with the way the fans worldwide became so interested. [por Yakuza 0]. You know, we can’t control sparks like this happening again. But me and my team often talk about ‘do you think that is going to happen again?’ We really wish that [pueda] to happen again ”, he concludes.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Yakuza 7 in Japan) is the latest installment released, a new point that takes the subsequent events seen alongside Kiryu on the shoulders of an unreleased protagonist: Ichiban Kasuga. Recently the PS5 version has landed on the market.