Ryuta Ueda leaves SEGA after 19 years of service

Ryuta Ueda leaves SEGA after 19 years of service. While at SEGA he contributed to some masterpieces including being the chief graphic designer for Jet Set Radio, enemy art designer for Panzer Dragoon Orta and  he also worked on the Yakuza series.

Ryuta Ueda shared the news via his Twitter account this morning and as you know, he is going to be missed; the art design behind the Jet Set Radio series was totally ‘Next Level’.

EDIT: According to Hideki Naganuma, Ueda left SEGA on March 31st.

So, what is your favorite game that Ryuta Ueda worked on? 


9 responses to “Ryuta Ueda leaves SEGA after 19 years of service

  1. Jet Set Radio, without a doubt.

  2. Kori-Maru says:

    This is sad to hear, loved his work on Jet Set Radio and Rise ofvNightmares.

  3. Leo The Woodlouse says:

    Another good Sega man gone…next it’ll probably be Nagoshi at this rate, seriously, who else is still at Sega from their last major rise in 1992?

  4. tasteofink says:

    jet set for life did he also work on the jsrf?

  5. Centrale says:

    Jet Set Radioooooo! As the years go on, I think it might be my favorite game of all time.

  6. Gary says:

    There’s hardly anyone left now…I think Reiko Kodama will leave next.

  7. Luis says:

    Not many left from the go ol days at Sega. However some of the OG guys left their impression on the newer generation.

  8. BANG! says:

    Sad news indeed, but perhaps he will go make games on his own? :O

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