Yuji Naka has stated that he was removed from his role as director of Balan Wonderworld six months before the game was released.
Specifically, Yuji Naka announced that he was removed from his position as director of Balan Wonderworld six months before the game’s release and received a lot of heavy criticism, which led to him suing against the developer. operating Square Enix. In a series of tweets posted on Thursday, the creator of Sonic the Hedgehog heavily criticized Square Enix and co-developer Arzest for releasing the game in an unfinished state.
He said he can now deal with leaving Square Enix and the game’s reception because testing has ended. “According to official documents,” Naka said the decision to remove him from the project was based on two disputes. His relationship with Arzest is said to have broken down because they sent the final version of the title without fixing some pre-existing bugs. Another point of contention is when a Youtuber will play the piano and release the in-game songs for advertising purposes, instead of using the original original music.
“I have been banned from sharing and liking posts on social media sites related to the game, and so I do not believe that Square Enix is taking good care of their fans. There’s been a lot of nice comments and great fanart for Balan Wonderworld, and I sincerely apologize that I can’t continue to support you. I’m also really sorry to the fans who bought and supported Balan Wonderworld. Later, I can finally reply to you if you mention or tag me on social media.”
“I think it’s completely fair to ask to improve the game, as we are the development team that made this game and if we can’t do that, we should at least have a discussion about it. , but they really didn’t let us do that. I really don’t believe Square Enix is interested in supporting the game.”