Toshihiro Nagoshi, the producer of Yakuza, said that the success it has enjoyed with Yakuza: Kiwami (the remake of the first installment of the saga) in Japan, where it has sold more than half a million units, has led Sega to start to consider making remakes of Yakuza 2, 3, 4 and 5 for PlayStation 4.
The Yakuza series is no stranger to remakes and remastered version. The first episode of the series and also Yakuza 2 have been remastered to come out on PS3 and Wii U and has recently also published a remake of the first episode, released under the name of Yakuza Kiwami on PS4 and PS3. Sega would like to reserve a similar treatment to the other titles in the series.
Yes, Nagoshi did not want to promise anything because it is something that is simply in consideration, so there is no official confirmation that this will happen someday.
Seizing the opportunity, the producer also revealed that Yakuza 6, the next installment of the series, will only have Kazuma Kiryu as a playable character, unlike Yakuza 4 and 5. Obviously not missing the appointment of many of the players that we could control in its predecessors, this time we cannot play with them.
In Europe, gamers are still waiting for the release of Yakuza Zero, the prequel to the original game of PlayStation 4. Its western premiere will take place on January 24.
Recall that Yakuza 5 on PS3, however, will be available for free this month for all subscribers to PlayStation Plus.