Toshiro Nagoshi Accepts Demotion To Sega Creative Director

The Sega CCO will return to focus on game design.

By Fragnarok, Posted 31 Jan 2021

Sega has announced that Chief Creative Officer Toshiro Nagoshi will be stepping down from his current role come April 2021 and return to Creative Director. While this is a demotion in the corporate hierarchy, it frees Nagoshi from the bureaucratic chaff of management to more closely create games. Nagoshi has been a major part of the Yakuza creative team since the first title released in 2005. He was most recently executive director on Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the first mainline title to star a protagonist other than Kazuma Kiryu (Judgement is considered a spin-off). At Sega, Nagoshi has also contributed to other franchises like Virtua Fighter and Super Monkey Ball. It is also possible that a new property could be made under Nagoshi’s leadership.

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The news is part of a larger restructuring at Sega. Due to the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic fallout, Sega has employees to willfully retire. The hope that the new structure will help accelerate growth and a speedy recovery to a healthy business.

Kurtis Seid, NoobFeed

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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): SEGA
Developer(s): Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Genres: Action-Adventure
Themes: Law
Release Date: 2020

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