Balan Wonderworld was one thing of a disappointment each critically and commercially, and it seems that disappointment has triggered director Yuji Naka to go away Sq. Enix. Naka might be finest identified for his time at Sega, the place he was one of many co-creators of Sonic the Hedgehog and served as a programmer and producer on a number of video games.
The information of his departure comes by way of Naka’s LinkedIn and Fb pages, which had been just lately up to date to indicate that he had departed Sq. Enix on April thirtieth. The updates had been first noticed and translated by VGChronicle. Sq. Enix has not formally confirmed Naka’s departure.
Naka shaped Balan Firm, an inner studio at Sq. Enix composed of a number of veteran builders together with Naoto Ohshima, the artist who created the unique designs for Sonic the Hedgehog, to develop the sport. It’s not clear what Naka’s departure would imply for the studio or any of its workers members.