Sega’s key developers of the Phantasy Star and Yakuza series had some details to share on their current and future developments in a recent Q&A session featured in this week’s Dengeki PlayStation’s 600th issue edition. [Thanks, Hachima.]
Phantasy Star producer Satoshi Sakai:
Q: Are you guys not going to release Phantasy Star Portable titles anymore? We’d like to see you guys make more for console that’s not Phantasy Star Online 2.
A: Unfortunately, we don’t have any plans at the moment. We may make one, based on the flow of Phantasy Star Online 2 and when we feel that it’s needed for the series.
Q: We’d like to have something like Panzer Dragoon, or some kind of game that lets you play as a dragon.
A: I’d like to make that, but unfortunately, the difficult part would be whether such a game would sell or not.
Sega’s chief creative officer and Yakuza series general director Toshihiro Nagoshi:
Q: Have you thought of any new IPs for Yakuza’s studio?
A: No comment for now, but I have been thinking about it.
Q: What about a full remake for Yakuza 2?
A: Let’s first release Yakuza Kiwami, then see how its reaction goes.