Almost two years ago this dear Yuji Naka announced to us with a certain seriousness the gentle but sure approach of his retirement. The 54-year-old stated that each of his published games must count. The rest is known: Square Enix recently linked it to Balan Wonderworld, with the failure we know.
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The new partnership sounded like good news for those interested who could rely on an industry heavyweight to fulfill their last vidoludic wishes. Unfortunately, it seems like we’re not the only ones who really don’t appreciate the 3D platformer from another era, as Yuji Naka stopped working with Square Enix since the end of April as it proves Latest profile LinkedIn
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If the publisher did not provide any sales figures, the statistics are from SteamDB clearly show the extent of the aversion of the players. Nothing officially brings the two events closer together, but it would be very difficult not to see a cause and effect link. Contact through our colleagues Games industry, Square Enix has not yet commented on the matter.
That the players who are in love with the Creator should be reassured: on paper, Yuji Naka remains at the helm of the Prope studio, which had some successes of appreciation with Let’s Tap, Ivy the Kiwi? or real ski jump. Unfortunately the studio is since 2017 reduced to one and the same person and has not developed anything since 2015.
Let’s hope that the image of his last production, the future of the brilliant programmer who managed to pack the entire contents of Phantasy Star into a master system cartridge, can recover at least one last time …