SEGA has announced that no announcement regarding “Yakuza” is expected as part of PlayStation Experience 2017. However, with “Yakuza 6: The Song of Life” a playable title of the series will be represented. Later in the latest statement, SEGA emphasized that one would like to avoid a mistake of the past in the future.
As part of a recent livestream, the developer and publisher SEGA announced that no announcements for “Yakuza” should be expected during PlayStation Experience 2017. However, “Yakuza 6: The Song of Life” will be present in a playable version. According to SEGA, the missing announcement does not change the fact that 2018 will be a great year for the series. In this context, localization producer Sam Mullen hinted at a super-secret project, which is currently being worked on behind closed doors. SEGA’s Scott Strichart continues to work on the “Yakuza” series.
While still working on the “Yakuza” series, a mistake should be avoided in the future. Some time ago, three “Yakuza” games were announced for the West. These are the localized versions of “Yakuza 0”, “Yakuza Kiwami” and “Yakuza 6”. From a marketing perspective, such a scenario was not optimal. And therefore, such a situation should be avoided in the future. That’s obviously why SEGA is currently focusing on “Yakuza 6: The Song of Life”. With “Yakuza Kiwami 2” should therefore be expected later in the West.
Previous PlayStation Experience keynotes have always been occasions for revelations as “Yakuza 5” was announced on the show in 2014, followed by “Yakuza Zero” in 2015 and “Yakuza Kiwami” and “Yakuza 6” in 2016.