Developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has announced that it is working on a sequel to Yakuza: Like A Dragon, although the news was accompanied by confirmation that series producer, Toshihiro Nagoshi, is indeed leaving SEGA as previously rumored.
Speaking on the company’s official website, Nagoshi-san commented:
As I depart from SEGA, I’m also leaving my position as the head of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. Thank you to the fans who have supported us and the Yakuza series for many years. You have my sincerest and deepest gratitude.
Meanwhile, Masayoshi Yokoyama, the Director and Executive Producer at RGGS, confirmed the team is working on the next Yakuza game.
Ryu Ga Gotoku’s predecessors have passed down their beliefs and know-how to each and every staff member. You can witness it in the recently released Lost Judgment and will see it in the upcoming sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon which will continue Ichiban Kasuga’s story.
This game is currently being developed by producer Sakamoto and directors Horii, Ito and Mitake. I myself along with Takeuchi and Furuta are working on the story.
Yakuza: Like A Dragon is now available for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One.