Sega's VP Shuji Utsumi did an interview for the latest issue of Famitsu. In the interview, he said the following:
"For the first time, we released [the latest entry in the Yakuza series, Yakuza 7] with an approach committed to multiplatform development, and a simultaneous international release. We'd taken a property which, up until that point, had been focused primarily on the PlayStation platform in Japan, and expanded it to Xbox and Steam, which was well received. Looking at the series worldwide, [Yakuza 7] is now the biggest hit we've had thus far. There aren't many people who can make global hit titles, Mr. Nagoshi decided to [step down as Sega CCO] to concentrate on development again. It can be difficult to make a profit unless he succeeds on a global scale, so he will concentrate on developing big titles."
"Maybe there will be an announcement of a new Sonic work nearby."
(Are you aiming for simultaneous worldwide release of the Persona series, etc.?) "Simultaneous worldwide release on multiple platforms will be a tailwind for the title. I want to be aware of global expansion."Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 12 May 2021