There have been loads of key figures transferring about within the Japanese online game business in latest occasions, and the newest particular person now making headlines is the artwork director of Jet Set Radio, Ryuta Ueda.
After spending almost a decade at Yahoo! Japan, Ueda introduced in a Fb put up how he returned to Sega in Could this yr.
“I’ve determined to resign from Yahoo Japan and return to my previous firm, Sega… I’m very grateful for the many individuals I met and the numerous classes I discovered by varied initiatives at Yahoo!
“Any more, I’ll deal with making video games once more. Not solely do I really feel the joy of constructing issues, however I’m additionally smiling a little bit on the considered seeing previous buddies and assembly new folks. I want to absolutely exhibit what I’ve cultivated by expertise.”
This follows on from the latest information about Yakuza and Tremendous Monkey Ball creator Toshihiro Nagoshi leaving Sega to go to the Chinese language firm NetEase. Apparently Ueda was the director of the primary two Yakuza video games again within the day.
Whereas Sega’s embraced revivals of older collection equivalent to Tremendous Monkey Ball, it looks like there’s extra of an opportunity of Ryuta Ueda becoming a member of the Yakuza staff. With a bit of luck although, we see some retro collection make a return as effectively.
Have you ever performed any of the video games Ueda labored on? Would you prefer to see Jet Set Radio make a return? Inform us down under.