Balan Wonderworld Director Yuji Naka Left Square Enix in April - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 05 June 2021 / 1,514 Views
Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka via Twitter announced he left Square Enix at the end of April.
"I resigned from Square Enix at the end of April," Naka said. "While I cannot share the reason right now, I hope to be able to discuss it when the time comes. As for what I’ll do in the future, I’m already 55 years-old, so I may as well retire."
He was the director of the platformer, Balan Wonderworld, which launched on March 26 for the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game had a poor reception from reviewers and fans.
メディアの方やユーザーさんにお問い合わせ頂くので、2021年4月末でスクエニを退職いたしました。理由は今はお話出来ませんが、時が来ればお話出来ればと思います。今後の活動については、もう55歳なので引退もありかも知れませんね。写真はセガハードヒストリアの取材で撮って頂いた写真になります。 pic.twitter.com/YgFT0eq2Jk— Yuji Naka / 中 裕司 (@nakayuji) June 5, 2021
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