Sega owns the very popular Yakuza franchise and it has not shied away from updating and revamping existing titles for newer consoles. We saw the company remaster the original Yakuza and Yakuza 2 titles for PlayStation 3 and Wii U, it also remade the first title for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 3 and launched it as Yakuza: Kiwami. The company is now considering a possible remaster of Yakuza 2, 3, 4 and 5 for PlayStation 4.
Yakuza producer Toshihiro Nagoshi revealed during a live stream earlier this week that Yakuza: Kiwami has proved to be very popular as it sold more than half a million copies in Japan and across Asia. This has made Sega think about options for remaking and remastering Yakuza 2, 3, 4 and 5 for PlayStation 4.
Yakuza 6 has long been described as the end of the road for series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu, but fans might take hope from the producer’s comments that they might get to step into Kamurocho’s shoes once again.
It should be kept in mind that Nagoshi has not made any promises, just because Sega is considering a remaster of the aforementioned titles for PlayStation 4 doesn’t mean that it’s going to go through with it.
Fans will certainly be very happy if it does decide to go through with it. Who knows when Sega is going to make the final decision on this, so keep your fingers crossed if you’re interested, there’s not much else you can do at this point in time.