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Yakuza 5 not coming to the west for now


Yakuza 5 doesn't sound like it'll be getting a Western release any time soon, according to the words of chief creative officer Toshihiro Nagoshi.

Speaking to Edge, Nagoshi said that the size of the Studio's development team prevents it from being able to concentrate on more than one task.

"We don't have a plan for that at the moment," he said. "The Yakuza Studio team is a fixed size, and we have to choose between forging ahead with the next game or localising the one that just came out.

The game he is talking about is Yakuza Insshin, a PS4 launch title in Japan, although it's also coming to PS3 with PS Vita cross-play. 

"This time the size of the game was so large, so rather than localising that game [Yakuza 5] we chose to focus our manpower on the new game. But we get asked about it a lot. We get lots of complaints!"

Nagoshi added that he'd "definitely love to reach the whole world [with Yakuza 5]" and would consider this if he had the "manpower and the money to do it".

Edited On 30 Sep, 2013

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Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Yakuza 5 & Yakuza Insshin are two completely different titles
Joe2120's avatar
Joe2120 3 years ago
Sorry I knew that, just made a typo :D
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
You got my hopes up as well

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