Sonic co-creator and Balan Wonderworld director Yuji Naka has left Sq. Enix
Yuji Naka has confirmed that he’s not working for Sq. Enix as of April this yr, and will not work in video games once more. As he wrote on Twitter, through Google Translate, “I am unable to discuss concerning the motive now, however I hope I can discuss it when the time comes. As for future actions, I am 55 years outdated, so I’ll retire.”
Yuji Naka got here up with the prototype for a easily scrolling platformer that grew to become the unique Sonic the Hedgehog, which he programmed in 1991. As a programmer, producer, and designer he labored on Sega video games like Phantasy Star, Puyo Pop Fever, and lots of the Sonic sequels. He was the final of Sonic’s authentic inventive staff to depart Sega, founding his personal studio referred to as Prope in 2006.
In 2018, Yuji Naka joined Sq. Enix to function director on Balan Wonderworld, a 3D platformer that was his first collaboration with fellow Sonic co-creator Naoto Ohshima since Sonic Journey in 1998. It launched in March of this yr, however response was muted even after strobing results that might trigger seizures have been patched out. It presently has a score of “Blended” on Steam.