Nagoshi remarked that the Japanese console game market continues to grow bad, and the international market has also started to show slight signs of a drop. The current game market is facing a tough predicament. To combat this, it’s up to game designers to improve their analysis skills so that they can analyze problem areas and come up with a solution.
Using a free-to-play structure is attractive, but Nagoshi would like for his Ryu ga Gotoku Studio to at some point make an online game. It probably wouldn’t just be something like Yakuza Online, though.
Nagoshi was once told that, different from those who play sports professionally, game creators can make games forever. Now, he feels that this was a big lie. Companies will have to consider what responsibility they should take for their creators’ well being.
Toshihiro Nagoshi, Sega