The man behind some of Sega's most cherished brands has confessed that he still harbours aspirations to make a return to the hardware sector by creating a successor to the Dreamcast.
Yuji Naka's CV is a treasure trove of riches. As well as creating Sonic the Hedgehog, he also produced a number of Sega hits including Nights Into Dreams, Burning Rangers and Phantasy Star Online.
I do miss those old days when I was heavily involved in hardware making at Sega,” Naka confessed to CVG. I was involved in most of the consoles and controllers that Sega came up with.
If I have the opportunity in the future I want to be involved again with hardware making. It would be ideal if I could become some sort of advisor working with the platform makers in future. If Ivy the Kiwi does well in Europe then maybe I can make Dreamcast 2.
Of course Dreamcast was my baby back at Sega and I want to carry on making good games for the European market and one day I'm hoping it gives me the opportunity to work on Dreamcast 2.”
Naka most recent project is Rising Star Games' Ivy the Kiwi, which is due out in the UK at the end of the month.