Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio developing new IP

Studio director explains

New IP will be created by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Lead actor's likeness the source of problems

Studio director Masayoshi Yokoyama has confirms Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio are working on a new IP seperate from Yakuza and Judgment series.

Their RPG brawler Yakuza: Like a Dragon already has a sequel in the pipeline, while the Judgment series looks to be on shaky ground due to disputes between lead actor Takuya Kimura’s talent agency - Johnny & Associates.

Its alleged the agency has strict control over the talent’s likeness as well as their image being put online. Because of this reason, publisher Sega has been unable to port the Judgement series to Steam and are instead moving forward with the new IP.

[SOURCE: videogameschronicle.com, taishu.jp (Japanese)]