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Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio – Toshihiro Nagoshi and Daisuke Sato leave Sega as studio restructures, Yakuza: Like a Dragon sequel in development

Ryu Ga Gotoku marks 10 years with transition to new structure.
 
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Here's the infamous comment in question:

There is speculation online in Japan that Nagoshi was pushed out in the wake of a controversial comment he made last year, appearing to mock Puyo Puyo esports players. The producer said that they seemed like they eat beef bowls with cheese. The term chiizu gyuudon gao (チーズ牛丼顔) or “cheese beef bowl face” has been circulating online. Shortened to chiigyu (チー牛) or “cheese beef,” this slang term is used to refer to people who live in rural areas, look very young, wear glasses, and don’t have much ambition. It’s a negative, mocking term to deride people who might not be considered “cool.”



I think it's good that those two seek to go on new adventures and do different things, because staying in the same lane for the entirety of your life can become somewhat stale and boring.

I just hope they go onto making new IP's and hopefully ones that aren't in the same exact pattern as their previous titles.

That being said, even though LaD is getting a sequel, I'm still bummed that Judgement isn't coming to PC, because I decided to skip LaD due to gameplay changes, and Judgement basically took on what Yakuza was doing before with it's gameplay.



Chazore said:

I think it's good that those two seek to go on new adventures and do different things, because staying in the same lane for the entirety of your life can become somewhat stale and boring.

I just hope they go onto making new IP's and hopefully ones that aren't in the same exact pattern as their previous titles.

That being said, even though LaD is getting a sequel, I'm still bummed that Judgement isn't coming to PC, because I decided to skip LaD due to gameplay changes, and Judgement basically took on what Yakuza was doing before with it's gameplay.

Nagoshi did not leave SEGA because wanted to. Ignoring the mocking stuff this sorta stood out to me:

Before Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio became truly established, “Ryu Ga Gotoku” was basically synonymous with “Toshihiro Nagoshi.”

However, I did not want to rely too heavily on that. So although I had little influence at the time, I kept fighting for change. Ten years have passed since then, and that resistance I had felt has changed to a feeling of comradery over time and now, I am inheriting the studio from a great creator.