Yuji Naka, creator of Sonic The Hedgehog, is leaving Square Enix after the commercial fall of his latest title, Balan Wonderworld.
This information was made official after the update of Yuji Naka’s official Facebook page, closing his internship in Square Enix. From IGN, they confirm that they have checked said information giving the truth to these facts.
It’s still unclear why he’s leaving, but Balan Wonderworld’s business stumble seems to indicate where the hits are going. In certain statements to IGN Asia itself last September, the very Yuji naka assure that it was his “last try” with a platform game for Square Enix. Who, according to him, has the image of an RPG editor and does not trust his abilities for this kind of video games.
Balan Wonderworld’s latest sales report, in April, confirmed the worst omens. The title sold just over 2,000 units in its first week in Japan. It failed to make it into the top 20 for sales in the US and on Steam it failed to amass more than 124 concurrent players the day after its launch.
The wonderful world of Balan has a fairly comprehensive playable demo, which you can always download from the Shop of Microsoft. If you want to be informed of all the news from the world of Xbox, to pursue Xbox community via our social networks in Twitter, Tic Yes Youtube.