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Yuji Naka/Prope working on unnamed Wii project

LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Games and Technology
An update on developer Prope's website (Yuji Naka's new company) has revealed the company is partially funded by Sega, not interested in 'ports' or 'sequels', currently has 37 employees, with plans to hit 50 soon and is now recruiting for a Wii project.

Yuji Naka, for those not in the know is most famous for programming the first Sonic game, and is the the former head of Sonic Team. He also produced NiGHTS, Burning Rangers and Phantasy Star Online.

Very happy to hear that they are not interested in ports or sequels, let's hope some good games are on the horizon.

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    XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Unfortunately, Naka's more of an engine programmer than a game designer, and his thinking otherwise has been reponsible for some of the rubbish going out under the name of Sonic lately.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    LewieP wrote: »
    An update on developer Prope's website (Yuji Naka's new company) has revealed the company is partially funded by Sega, not interested in 'ports' or 'sequels', currently has 37 employees, with plans to hit 50 soon and is now recruiting for a Wii project.

    Yuji Naka, for those not in the know is most famous for programming the first Sonic game, and is the the former head of Sonic Team. He also produced NiGHTS, Burning Rangers and Phantasy Star Online.

    Very happy to hear that they are not interested in ports or sequels, let's hope some good games are on the horizon.

    Well, Naka was called the producer for NiGHTS and Burning Rangers, but only because Hayao Nakayama was called the executive producer instead of the producer. Hayao Nakayama was the producer for the sonic series.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    But I want more Burning Rangers.

    Ah well, new is good too.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    LewieP wrote: »
    An update on developer Prope's website (Yuji Naka's new company) has revealed the company is partially funded by Sega, not interested in 'ports' or 'sequels', currently has 37 employees, with plans to hit 50 soon and is now recruiting for a Wii project.

    Yuji Naka, for those not in the know is most famous for programming the first Sonic game, and is the the former head of Sonic Team. He also produced NiGHTS, Burning Rangers and Phantasy Star Online.

    Very happy to hear that they are not interested in ports or sequels, let's hope some good games are on the horizon.

    Well, Naka was called the producer for NiGHTS and Burning Rangers, but only because Hayao Nakayama was called the executive producer instead of the producer. Hayao Nakayama was the producer for the sonic series.

    I thought you might pop in to correct me about something, at least I wasn't far off from 100% accurate.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Well, TSR, Xagarath claims that Naka is responsible for most of the recent "Sonic rubbish."

    WHAT SAY YOU

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    MiserableMirthMiserableMirth Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    A new IP makes me so happy.

    So goddamn happy.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    slash000 wrote: »
    Well, TSR, Xagarath claims that Naka is responsible for most of the recent "Sonic rubbish."

    WHAT SAY YOU

    he is. I don't like Yuji Naka very much. He's a stubborn man who made a lot of terrible, terrible ideas that not only deeply hurt sonic team, but sega as a whole. Because he left sega, we got a sequel to NiGHTS. And we'll probably get Sonic in Mario Kart too.

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    BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I wouldn't be suprised if this was Samba De Amigo.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I wouldn't be suprised if this was Samba De Amigo.

    Prope doesn't want to use sega franchises. And I'd doubt that Naka would leave Sonic team and sega to found his own company... to make sequels to sonic team games.

    No, this will probably be billy hatcher-esq. Which Naka was also responsible for.

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    agoajagoaj Top Tier One FearRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I wouldn't be suprised if this was Samba De Amigo.

    Prope doesn't want to use sega franchises. And I'd doubt that Naka would leave Sonic team and sega to found his own company... to make sequels to sonic team games.

    No, this will probably be billy hatcher-esq. Which Naka was also responsible for.

    Billy Hatcher De Amigo?

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    agoaj wrote: »
    I wouldn't be suprised if this was Samba De Amigo.

    Prope doesn't want to use sega franchises. And I'd doubt that Naka would leave Sonic team and sega to found his own company... to make sequels to sonic team games.

    No, this will probably be billy hatcher-esq. Which Naka was also responsible for.

    Billy Hatcher De Amigo?

    BLANX: The time KAT.

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