Veteran Yakuza producer and executive director Toshihiro Nagoshi will be stepping down from Sega's board of directors on April 1.
He will also be leaving his role as Sega's chief creative officer, but will however remain at the company as creative director, Kotaku reported.
The Yakuza franchise had a successful 2020, with its remastered collection making it to the top ten in the UK charts and its latest entry, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, selling over 450,000 units in Asia in just a few months. This good performance boosted Sega's financial results for the 12 months ended March 31, 2020, with full-year sales reaching $3.4 billion.

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