It’s quite clear that Sonic has been going through a bit of a rough spell lately – his transition to 3D has arguably been less than successful and the essence of the series has been completely lost in translation due to poor design choices and dodgy engine mechanics that lack the sense of speed the franchise was famous for.
In an interview with Siliconera, Naka stated ”right now, I want to create new things…even if I had the opportunity to create some kind of new Sonic game I think that’s best kept within SEGA.”
Naka is currently hard at work on a new project with his new studio Prope, however was reluctant to share information on any upcoming projects despite announcing Ivy the Kiwi earlier this year.
When asked regarding this, he retorted by stating ”that I can’t answer”, concluding with “the reason why I can’t is because the game we’re developing is based on that animal I thought was interesting.” Is it a brand new IP altogether? Time will tell.
For the few of you who are perhaps expecting a sequel to the criminally underrated Let’s Tap, you will be sadly mistaken as Naka confirmed that fans shouldn’t expect a follow up any time soon.
”Personally, I would love to work on something like that”, says Naka regarding this, ”but the sales weren’t high so I don’t know if I can justify making another one.”
It’s a shame considering it was a quirky and original title that utilised the Wii-mote in an interesting way.
Naka is certainly staying tight lipped about the future of Prope and his beloved blue creation. More information as it comes.