Through the pages of his official Twitter profile, Yuji Naka, SEGA’s former head of Sonic Team and co-author (along with Naoto Oshima and Hirokazu Yasuhara) of the historic Sonic the Hedgehog series, admits he is at work on a new action game branded Square Enix.
With a message in response to the greetings sent to him by his fans for the past 54 years, Naka showed a photo of him in front of Square Enix headquarters to confirm his commitment to an action that, in all probability, will sanction the start of new intellectual property.
The Sonic programmer has, in fact, asked his fans “how many games he will be able to make within the retirement age, including the action game that I am currently doing with Square Enix? I’d like to work hard to develop a title that may please everyone in the world”. Naka’s statements, therefore, underline the desire to create a title that knows how to meet the tastes and needs of a heterogeneous audience, just as happened with the legendary epic platformer by Sonic the Hedgehog.
At this point we just have to wait for the official announcement of the new action of Yuji Naka to outline the playful, narrative and artistic contours of this project and respond, by doing so, to questions involving its graphic engine (will run on the new version of the Luminous Engine ?) And target platforms (will land on next-gen after the launch of PS5 and Xbox Scarlett?).
Thank you for your birthday message. Today I'm 54 years old. How many games will I be able to make by the retirement age, including the original action game that I'm currently making at Square Enix? I'd like to work hard to develop a game that everyone around the world can enjoy. pic.twitter.com/s74WdzWswc
— Yuji Naka / 中 裕司 (@nakayuji) September 17, 2019