@Rain-Gnyu It's not that it has anything to do with Phantasy Star Online 2 in particular but that there are some very key people in the staff who are no longer public-facing figures due to backlashes and controversies that happened in the past (during Episode 5). We likely will not hear of them outside of something like a departure or if they start a new project that isn't Phantasy Star-related.
The reason why that sort of news matters is that those decisions will ripple through the company. You might not think it matters, but a great deal of the Japanese playerbase were very quick to call New Genesis the "Sakura Revolution" equivalent of Phantasy Star because New Genesis was released in such a rushed and half-baked state that those players were anticipating a disaster on the levels of Sakura Revolution (which featured someone that Sega had to heavily protect and obscure in identity due to doxxing/bullying behavior but also because this particular person had some nasty disasters that tanked the franchises he was known for producing). It also does not help that even not related to Sega, that you have games like Balan Wonderworld which failed to such a degree that Square Enix had to take flak for what the game was when the person behind it (Yuji Naka, the creator of Sonic the Hedgehog and a major key part of Phantasy Star) had not adapted to the modern times - which is something Sega itself largely displays.
It might not matter to you because it doesn't specifically mention Phantasy Star Online 2 in the news regarding those people - but you can definitely imagine it being a very similar metaphor for when the Global community lost Rappy Burst because that was something that was "ours" to share. You still have Bumped for a lot of the information provided, but that blog is more centered around the Japanese version of the game and the events they hold and I feel it's blind to think something along the lines of, "that's not related to me so I don't care" because the loss of key figures, high profile names, and especially the more successful side of things (Yakuza I would argue has much more personality and charm to it than New Genesis currently does and that it also is a whole lot more "modern" than New Genesis pushes itself to be in terms of how the games play and feel, and for what you get such as the world-building and story). The fact of the matter is that these are sides of Sega that may or may not have some interactions (fun fact being that some voice actors from the Yakuza series have cameos in Phantasy Star Online 2) or a whole lot of overlap but that when one side soars successfully they all do together - and when one side flops hard they all do - which is why I mention Sakura Revolution (it lasted only about six months before its shutdown).
I know you enjoy the Global version of Phantasy Star Online 2 and New Genesis with a preference to ignore the Japanese side - but this is only "good news" for Global players who have had gripes one way or another with how things have been handled or localized. This is also very good news for potentially changing how the information is presented to us in something like the NGS Headlines, the Patch Notes (which were honestly a wreck to read through since the Google Translated-Japanese page was much more coherent), and for potentially cleaning up any potential troubles in the future such as how the name changes between Global and Japan still cause some controversy (Bruder -> Dozer, Dighole -> Diggah/Exator).