The Creator Of Sonic Leaves Company and Could Be Retiring Soon

Yuji Naka, the creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, has confirmed that he will be leaving Square Enix.
Yuki Naka announced his departure from Square Enix via Twitter. He also hinted that he might retire from the video game industry. The prolific producer had this to say [translated via Twitter]:
“I will retire from Square ENIX at the end of April 2021 because I would like to contact the media and users. I can’t speak about the reason right now, but I hope I can when the time comes. I am 55 years old, so I may retire in the near future. Sega Hard Historia took the photo.”
Although Yuki Naka seems relatively optimistic about his future within the industry, his departure may also be related to the failure of Balan Wonderworld, his latest project. The game was released back in April and sold less than 2100 copies in Japan during its first week, in addition to failing to reach the top 40 in the UK physical games chart [via Eurogamer].
What could Yuki Naka do next? Well, the producer’s tweet does appear to suggest he’s moving on to a secret project. Although Naka’s statement is double-edged, it also implies that he might retire. Nevertheless, a transition in Yuki Naka’s legacy in the industry may be taking place, which could mark the end of his career. 
Yuki Naka is probably moving on to something exciting and new. The legendary producer surely deserves to retire, but I hope he gets to see one last Sonic-sized hurrah.

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