Saturday, June 12th, 2021

Naka Yuji parted ways with Square Enix after Balan Wonderworld was released


© Nintendo/ Yuji Naka

Yuji Naka has an incredible legacy in the history of the game, including his founding character and work on the original game Sonic the Hedgehog Games and many other SEGA classics, such as Dream night with Phantasy Star Online. His independent studio, PropsIn the past generations of Nintendo, some famous and interesting games have also been produced, interestingly including StreetPass games.

Recently, however, he has been at the forefront as the director. Balan Fantasy World At Square Enix; the bad reviews of this game sparked a lot of debate. Although the game certainly has vocal supporters, the high profile of the release has encountered an extremely rough release. Regardless of the various perspectives surrounding Balan’s fantasy world, it will not be considered a successful project.

According to Naka-san’s online information, he seems to have left Square Enix at the end of April, and the news has recently circulated on social media.

Yuji Naka’s latest personal tweet emphasized that his company Prope, although basically inactive, recently celebrated its 15th anniversary and is still supporting some of the online features of its title. He also expressed the hope that another project could be launched in the future.

Regardless of Naka-san’s future, his legacy in the history of video games will be guaranteed; it will be interesting to see his next project if given the opportunity.