Cyber Troopers Virtual-On series creator Juro Watari leaves Sega

"My future is still unclear," Watari says,

Juro Watari

Juro Watari, creator of the Cyber Troopers Virtual-On series, has left Sega as of February 28, he announced in a series of tweets.

“An announcement. I have left Sega as of the end of February,” Watari said. “I am grateful to the many who took care of me during my time at Sega. I would like to take this opportunity to offer my sincerest appreciation. Thank you very much!”

He continued, “My future is still unclear. I hope that with guidance and encouragement, I can find a new workplace and an interesting theme that I can pour my heart into.”

As for the future of the Cyber Troopers Virtual-On series, Watari said, “I imagine many of you may be worried about, ‘What happens to Virtual-On?’ While I’m sorry to say that I don’t have an answer for you right now, if there are any developments at Sega in the future, I would like to watch with anticipation how it plays out alongside everyone.”

As a final supplement, Watari said that there were not any troubles that led to his resignation.

The latest entry in the Cyber Troopers Virtual-On series is Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Masterpiece 1995~2001 for PlayStation 4, which is a digital-only compilation of Cyber Troopers Virtual-On, Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. Ver. 5.66, and Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Force with online multiplayer support. It launched in November 2019 in Japan.

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