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Yakuza Creator Toshihiro Nagoshi Left SEGA As He Didn’t Fancy Becoming CEO

Toshihiro Nagoshi, the creator behind the Yakuza franchise and former head of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, has revealed that he left SEGA because he didn’t want to become CEO.

Nagoshi-san left SEGA last year to form his own development outfit at NetEase, although prior to that he was promoted to a number of executive roles within SEGA, something which he admitted to 4Playeres that he wasn’t interested in.

I said to the current owner, ‘Guys, I don’t want to be the CEO of Sega here’. I’m a player and a game maker, I want to continue to push my career in that way. Sega can now develop someone [else] into a future CEO. So I think that the interests of both sides – that is, Sega’s and mine – are best protected.

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Speaking in the same interview, Nagoshi revealed that his studio’s new project will not skimp on the violence, and will also be ‘silly like a Tarantino movie.’

[Source – 4Players]