A new Yakuza title is in the works, series general director Toshihiro Nagoshi confirmed during the Famitsu Awards 2016.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life won an Excellence Award from the publication, and during the creator interview with Nagoshi, Famitsu editor-in-chief Katsuhiko Hayashi asked about the next entry in the series. Heres what Nagoshi had to say:
As long as Yakuza 6 is labeled the final chapter of Kazuma Kiryu, we wont be saying anything like, just kidding!
One of the keywords is that I want to create a new Yakuza.
I dont think its necessary to narrow it down to a single title. It may be multiple titles.
We created the Dragon Engine with Yakuza 6, but the game engine itself will be completed with the development of a second or third title.
Im already working on the next title. In the not too distant future I think there will be an opportunity to talk about the next games development in a relatively early stage.