Yakuza PS5

With his next game set to release on PlayStation 4, Yakuza series director Toshihiro Nagoshi isn't quite ready to focus on the incoming PS5 just yet. Speaking during a recent SEGA livestream (as translated by Gematsu) the eccentric developer was asked about Sony's next-gen console, and although Nagoshi seems excited at the prospect of working with much more powerful hardware, it sounds like he's in no rush to move on from the PS4.

"Even after PlayStation 5 is released, I think PlayStation 4 is going to be the main focus for a while longer," he said. Given his studio's history, we suppose this isn't too big a shock. Yakuza games were still being made for the ageing PS3 back when the PS4 had launched, and even when Nagoshi and his team did make the jump, it would still be a while before they'd take full advantage of the new hardware with Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, which used an all-new engine.

Of course, let's not forget that the PS5 will be backwards compatible, so this shouldn't be a big deal. As regular readers will know, we're always up for more Yakuza, regardless of when and how it finds its way West.

[via gamestalk.net, gematsu.com]