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Series creator removed from Yakuza credits in GOG ports

Last week we reported on the fact that the mainline Yakuza (Like a Dragon) Complete Series Collection was added to the GOG storefront, allowing for DRM-free access to all of these well-loved titles for a heavily discounted price. Unfortunately, it seems as though this new port has removed some pretty major names from its credits.

As discovered by Reddit user ‘Timo653’ the GOG ports of all the Yakuza games have had their credits altered, removing multiple staff members and even entire teams, including Lab42 and QLOC (the teams behind the original PC ports).

Perhaps most surprising is the fact that Toshihiro Nagoshi was removed from all of the credits. For the uninitiated, Nagoshi was a long-time SEGA developer who first joined the company all the way back in 1989.

In the 30 years since, Nagoshi went on to create the Monkey Ball series, Daytona USA and most-famously the Yakuza franchise. Having worked on every single game up until 2020’s Like a Dragon, it is disappointing to see that SEGA have removed his name from all of the credits following his departure. Every single developer deserves to have their name credited and so hopefully SEGA apologises and fixes this grave error.

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