An iconic SEGA veteran returns to the company after a 10 year hiatus from the gaming industry! Jet Set Radio artist and Yakuza 1 & 2 director Ryuta Ueda has returned to SEGA after spending a decade working at Yahoo Japan. Ueda rejoined SEGA as of May 2021 and made it public via his official Facebook account recently. Ueda states that he’s “excited to see old friends again and meet new people” at the company. Additionally, he’s regained the excitement of creating new games and will be doing just that at SEGA with some new projects. His return to SEGA comes at an interesting time where rumors are in the air of SEGA producer Toshihiro Nagoshi possibly leaving the company. We can’t wait to see what Ueda and the developers at SEGA work on.

“I have decided to resign from Yahoo Japan and return to my old company, I am very grateful for the many people I met and the many lessons I learned through various projects at Yahoo!

From now on, I will focus on making games again. Not only do I feel the excitement of making things, but I am also smiling a little at the thought of seeing old friends and meeting new people. I would like to fully demonstrate what I have cultivated through experience.”

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