I doubt I would leave this company in 10 or even 20 years. It’s not that I’m satisfied at Sega so much as I really owe one to Sega — they taught me how much fun making games can be. Unless something really drastic happens, I’m not going to leave on my own volition.
It’s hard to say whether the trend [of developers quitting large firms] is a good thing or for everyone’s best interests, but a creator needs to be someplace where he can shine the brightest, and that’s not necessarily always going to happen by going it alone.
Toshihiro Nagoshi to Gamasutra on company loyalty. December 7, 2011