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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Producer Daisuke Uchiyama Will Not Be Continuing the Series

October 13, 2017Written by Elizabeth Henges

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As part of their ongoing coverage for Dragon Ball FighterZ and all things Dragon Ball, Game Informer recently picked the brain of Daisuke Uchiyama, producer of the Dragon Ball Z Budokai games. Uchiyama has some interesting things to say about a Budokai 4, namely that he will not be making one. The reasoning involves Uchiyama’s rules, which you can read more about below!

Here’s why Daisuke Uchiyama will not be making Budokai 4:

I have my own policy (for game series) which is the following: Create the first from scratch; Evolve the second; Complete the series by the third; Don’t make a fourth. With that policy, I put in my heart and soul to complete the Budokai series with improved game designs, art direction, shading, and volume; this all went into Budokai 3. The opening song of the game was recorded in Los Angeles – and I thought it was super cool! When I added the animation to that song, it got even more cool! Oh, and about the fourth point of my policy – Don’t make a fourth – the reason I have it like that is because if I make a fourth, then the series will never end at the end of the day along with the gameplay. That’s why I wanted to end the Budokai series with a bang with Budokai 3.

With his rules in place, Uchiyama was able to really pull out all the stops for Budokai 3!

Also, Uchiyama is interested in creating a Dragon Ball RPG:

If the current Dragon Ball producer came up to me with an RPG proposal, personally, I would give it a go. Since I’m not directly involved in the production of games anymore, I would leave the projects to the future generation of producers. From a fan perspective, I think it would be great to deliver a whole new experience for Dragon Ball game fans, so I hope such a project will happen in the future.

There is a whole interview to read at Game Informer, so make sure to check it out for more information!

This interview is part of ongoing coverage for Dragon Ball FighterZ, which will release in 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

[Source: Game Informer]