Ryuta Ueda, developer of Yakuza and Jet Set Radio, returns to Sega to develop games: here are the details.
The Japanese video game industry is in constant motion and now we discover a very interesting novelty. Ryuta Ueda returns to Sega to develop games. Ueda is known as a former director of Yakuza and an artist on Jet Set Radio. Now, man is ready to return to developing video games after a decade away from this world.
Ueda, via Facebook, announced his return after a decade spent at Yahoo! Japan. Here is his full message, in translation: “I have decided to resign from Yahoo Japan and go back to my old company, Sega … I am very grateful for the many people I have met and the many lessons I have learned through various projects. Yahoo! “
He continued stating, “From now on, I will focus on creating games again . Not only do I feel the excitement of creating something new, but I am also smiling a little at the thought of seeing old friends and meeting new people. I would like to demonstrate what I have cultivated through the experience of Yahoo! “
This news follows the report that Toshinori Nagoshi will leave Sega to join the Chinese company NetEase . Nagoshi is the creator of Yakuza, and Ueda is a former director of Yakuza: is it possible that the two are connected?
To find out, we’ll probably have to wait for official announcements from the parties involved. Speaking instead of the Judgment series , sales are over one million copies .