Actor Takuya Kimura’s agency reportedly has an issue with him being on computers
Sega’s had Takuya Kimura, a well-known Japanese actor, play the lead twice in the Judgment series so far. But according to a new report from Japanese site Nikkan Taishu, that deal could be in danger over Lost Judgment PC issues.
Via Kotaku and VGC, Nikkan Taishu’s report suggests that talent agency Johnny & Associates have been unable to reach an agreement with those on the game development side regarding which platforms Lost Judgment will be sold on. Judgment originally launched for PS4, followed by a remastered version on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Stadia, while Lost Judgment is targeting both generations of consoles this coming September.
According to Nikkan Taishu’s report, Kimura’s agency is contesting the release of the game on PC. The agency reportedly has strict control over the likenesses of its talent, and PC games might be getting different treatment due to their direct access to the internet.
Sega is reportedly trying to bring both Judgment games to PC via Steam, but due to the agency’s blocking, this could bring an end to the series. The report claims that if Steam distribution doesn’t get settled over these Lost Judgment PC issues., the series could end.
We’ve reached out to Sega for comment on the matter.
Lost Judgment is currently set for a Sept. 24 launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.