Taking over as head of the studio is Masayoshi Yokoyama. Yokoyama is a founding member of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, and has been a writer on the series since the beginning, eventually working up to directing Yakuza 5 and becoming chief producer of the series around 2015. Taking over for him as chief producer on Yakuza is Hiroyuki Sakamoto, producer of 2020's Yakuza: Like a Dragon and director of the Yakuza 2 remake. Ryosuke Horii, director of Like a Dragon, will also be chief director on the Yakuza series.
As of right now, it is not known where Toshihiro Nagoshi and Daisuke Sato will go next, though a Bloomberg report from August rumoured that Nagoshi was in talks to join Chinese game developer NetEase.