Yu Suzuki
#64602 Overall Influence

Yu Suzuki

Japanese video game designer

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is a Japanese game designer, producer, programmer, and engineer, who headed Sega’s AM2 team for 18 years. He has been responsible for a number of Sega’s arcade hits, including three-dimensional sprite/texture-scaling games such as Hang-On, Space Harrier, Out Run, and After Burner, and pioneering polygonal 3D games such as Virtua Racing and Virtua Fighter, which are credited with popularizing 3D graphics in video games, as well as the critically acclaimed Shenmue series of Interactive films. As a hardware engineer, he led the development of various arcade system boards, including the Sega Space Harrier, Model 1, Model 2, and Model 3, and was involved in the technical development of the Dreamcast console and its corresponding NAOMI arcade hardware.

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Okayama University of Science

Higher education institution in Okayama Prefecture, Japan

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#1318 World Rank
Computer Science