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Yu Suzuki No Longer at Sega

Throughout the years, Yu Suzuki has been responsible for creating some of Sega's most popular franchises, including Virtua Fighter, Virtua Cop, and Out Run. Being tied so close to Sega throughout his professional career, it's surprising to hear that Suzuki is no longer with the company.

Simon Jeffery, CEO of Sega of America, notes the developer's departure in a an interview with Gamasutra (via Kotaku). "He's kind of his own man right now. Every now and again, he'll come up with an idea, and I don't think anything has come out of that yet, but we're still working with him."

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Harry1903329d ago

I wonder where he will land next.

LarVanian3329d ago

Yeah I hope he does well wherever he goes. The man did invent VF after all.

ape0073329d ago

sega is falling apart

oh I love sega

jet set radio sniff...sniff

RealityCheck3329d ago

Yes, them discontinuing the Dreamcast to make way for their Dreamcast-OS partner (Microsoft) to come in the market with their own console was the beginning of the end for them.

mistertwoturbo3329d ago

Yeah, I still cant believe they shut down their racing studios.

Sega is like the player who tries so hard to give consumers what they want. But no matter what, keeps failing again and again for the past 10 or so years.

Alexander Roy3329d ago

Ciao Yu Suzuki, R.I.P. ShenMue.
Yes, they can still make a ShenMue, but Yu Suzuki is... WAS the very soul of Project Berkley. Without him, it wouldn't be the same.
Maybe one day he opens up a new studio and continues the saga, but until then, it's dead as it can be.

DingDong3329d ago

Yu Suzuki is so underrated he should be up there with Myamoto and Kojima. When I first saw Virtual Fighter and Virtual Racer at the arcades my jaws dropped to the floor because it was in 3D and at the time it was very innovative. It's too bad his talent is limited by the company he works for. The reason probably lack of funding due to Sega going down hill. SIGH (if you're a Sega fan you know how I feel). Going on his own is the right thing to do so I expect a big come back from this guy.

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