Judgment lost may be the final installment in the Yakuza spinoff series according to a report from Nikkan Taishu it was translated by Kotaku. According to Nikkan Taishu, the future of the franchise has been called into question due to the conflict between Sega and the talent agency of Takuya Kimura, the actor who plays the role. Judgment lostof the main character.
The conflict stems from a disagreement about the foundation Judgment lost will launch. Nikkan Taishu quoted an entertainment industry insider as saying, “The people on the game developer side and the people on the Johnny’s side [Kimura’s talent agency] reportedly have not been able to reach an agreement regarding platforms for the sale of games. Because of this disagreement, Judgment lost could be the end of Franchise Judgment. Judgment lost to be released on September 24th for PS4, Xbox One, PS5 and Xbox Series X | S.
Specifically, Kimura’s talent agency, Johnny & Associates, seems to be resisting Judgment lost launch on PC. It’s worth noting that when the game was initially announced, it would release on Windows 10 and Steam. A Sega spokesperson later clarified that the game will not be coming to PC in an interview with PC Gamers, saying “Sega has no plans to bring Judgment lost for PC at this time. “
Even so, the launching Judgment lost Nikkan Taishu says is essential for Sega. However, Johnny & Associates is said to have released a PC game in a different way and previously stayed away from the Internet. Without this conflict resolved, the Japanese publication stated that Judgment lost will be the ultimate in the franchise.
We’ve reached out to Sega for comment and will update this article if we receive a response.
For Yakuza fans, the loss of the Judgment series will be immense. The game’s developer, Ryu Ga Gotoku recently shifted his focus for the Yakuza franchise to more turn-based combat similar to Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Even so, the franchise’s classic beat gameplay will still feature in Judgment games. If the franchise ends after Judgment lost, it leaves the future of beat-em-up style Yakuza games.