There were numerous key figures shifting about within the Jap online game trade lately, and the most recent person now making headlines is the artwork director of Jet Set Radio, Ryuta Ueda.
After spending just about a decade at Yahoo! Japan, Ueda introduced in a Fb publish how he returned to Sega in Would possibly this 12 months.
“I’ve determined to renounce from Yahoo Japan and go back to my previous corporate, Sega… I’m very thankful for the many of us I met and the numerous classes I realized thru quite a lot of tasks at Yahoo!
“Any longer, I will be able to center of attention on making video games once more. Now not handiest do I think the thrill of creating issues, however I’m additionally smiling a bit on the considered seeing previous buddies and assembly new other people. I want to absolutely show what I’ve cultivated thru enjoy.”
This follows on from the new information about Yakuza writer Toshihiro Nagoshi leaving Sega to visit the Chinese language corporate NetEase. Apparently Ueda was once the director of the primary two Yakuza video games again within the day.
Whilst Sega’s embraced revivals of older sequence equivalent to Tremendous Monkey Ball, it kind of feels like there is extra of an opportunity of Ryuta Ueda becoming a member of the Yakuza staff. With a bit of luck although, we see some unfashionable sequence make a go back as neatly.
Have you ever performed any of the video games Ueda labored on again within the day? Do you want to peer Jet Set Radio make a go back? Let us know beneath.