The Yakuza series is a classic crime/action-adventure game developed and published by SEGA. With a cult following, this series has good reason to be given a new lease of life. Yakuza 1 and 2 were remastered for PlayStation 3 and received commercial as well as critical success, so it makes sense to bring the games back for the current generation.
A few days back in a live stream, producer Toshihiro Nagoshi said that Yakuza: Kiwami has sold very well and given their success, SEGA may consider remaking Yakuza 2,3,4, and 5 for PlayStation 4.
This is good news for fans, but with the advent of several such popular series since then, it remains to be seen how the remasters will make their mark.