Well, this is a bit unexpected. Yuji Naka, the programmer of the original Sonic the Hedgehog and former head of Sonic Team, has joined Square Enix. The news comes via the legendary developer’s personal Twitter feed, where he also confirms he is developing once more. There’s no word yet on whether he’ll be developing in-progress games or if he’ll work on a new project with the company.
Just a quick note to let you know, I joined SQUARE ENIX in January.
I’m joining game development as before, and strive to develop games at SQUARE ENIX.
I aim to develop an enjoyable game, please look forward to it.
— Yuji Naka / 中 裕司 (@nakayuji) January 22, 2018
After leaving Sega in March 2006, Naka went on to found his own company, Prope, which developed smaller titles like Ivy the Kiwi and Rodea: The Sky Soldier, as well as multiple mobile games.
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