The future of Judgment in question due to disagreements with the image rights of its protagonist

The future of Judgment in question due to disagreements with the image rights of its protagonist

Judgment, the franchise of Sega originally started on PS4 and due to receive its sequel in multiplatform next September, it could be going through complicated moments looking forward to your future. So much so, that according to the Japanese media Nikkan Taishu (via VG24/7), Sega’s intention to release the game in the future in PC via Steam would clash fully with the policy of the actor’s representation agency Takuya Kimura, which lends its image to the main character.

Trade policy clash

Thus, the spin off of the saga Yakuza in charge of the development studio itself Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio how good results he has obtained with his first part and the great expectation for his next sequel, could see his future compromised by disagreements between Sega and the representation agency of the actor who lent his image to the video game. So much so, that the agency does not want Sega to release the game on Steam because they are very jealous of the image of their represented.

According to representatives of the acting agency, for the game to appear on Steam would be counterproductive for its client, Takuya Kimura, since it would enter conflict with image policies of said company. By contrast, Sega would be very interested in launching its saga on Steam to expand its cross-platform presence and achieve higher sales. And it is that such is the concern to protect the image of its clients, that Kimura’s acting agency has already hidden the actor’s image to the media in various photographs of events.

As noted from the Japanese media, the future of Judgment could be seen seriously compromised if both parties do not reach an agreement; Apparently, Sega would already be negotiating the terms to reach an agreement that benefits both parties and continue with possible new installments of the saga. Recall that Sega has bet heavily on the PC in recent times with several launches of the saga Yakuza.

Source | VG24/7

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