Lost Judgment Producer Explains The Challenges Of The Game’s Global Launch

Lost Judgment Producer Explains The Challenges Of The Game's Global Launch

On September 24, Lost Judgment, the sequel to the Yakuza spin-off, will hit stores around the world. will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One, although not on PC (for now). This is a historical milestone, since to date the Yakuza saga and its derivatives had always been released first in Japan … and about it the producer of the game has spoken.

We already told you that Sega planned to expand its licenses beyond Japan, and the first step will fall on the shoulders of Lost Judgment. The success of its predecessor in the West and the good feelings after Yakuza: Like a Dragon have caused Lost Judgment launches around the world at the same time, leaving behind the cliché “ first in Japan ” who had accompanied the IP to date.

The producer Kazuki Hosokawa has spoken about it in an interview with Inverse, since This is one more difficulty for Sega and its development studios.. The creative talks about triple efforts, in order to arrive in time for the global launch of Lost Judgment, of which interviews and new captures were shared during the past week.

It tripled the struggles of all development staff. Up to now, we have focused on the Japanese market and we have created products thinking about how we were going to carry it out. However, for Lost Judgment, we knew all along that we wanted to fight for a simultaneous global launch, so we had to think about what would be appropriate for the product and how to convey the attractiveness of the product in each region” Hosokawa explains.

Keep in mind that the Yakuza saga has a clear japanese focus, so it is not easy to attract the western public. Beyond the European and American market niche, Sega wants to increase sales of the series in other territories, and therefore Lost Judgment will have a global launch. This, in terms of marketing, advertising and working hours, it implies an even greater effort.

Lost Judgment will hit stores on September 24, available for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One. Surprisingly, Sega has not announced its release on PC, something that contrasts with the first title and other installments of Yakuza. Maybe in the next E3 2021 we know news of this sequel, and a possible release in compatible.

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