Yakuza Series director Chang Zhi Jun Yang He will step down as the chief creative officer (CCO) of Sega and will become the creative director.
Since Yakuza was first launched in 2005, Nagoshi has played an important role in the Yakuza franchise and has been working at Sega since the mid-90s.
Nagoshi’s new position (which will officially begin on April 1, 2021) was revealed in the announcement, which also confirmed that the company will undergo more extensive changes in the coming year.
The reorganization of Sega’s management and organization confirmed that the issuer is undergoing a spin-off and absorption merger to “change its business structure to adapt to the external environment.”
The reorganization will enable Sega to “integrate company functions and administrative operations” and “accelerate global business.”
In short, the company is basically looking to simplify its organizational structure to make decisions faster and communicate better between departments.
Toshihiro Nagoshi will be an interesting creative director; he is a colorful and controversial figure, and his comments are often considered reasonable.
It will be interesting to see where he takes the company: Recently, we heard that another Yakuza producer wants to “participate” in a “completely different” Sonic the Hedgehog game, and he certainly has the opportunity to do it now.