Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka joined Square Enix at the beginning of this year. The veteran developer just randomly dropped the news on Twitter this morning.
Just a quick note to let you know, I joined SQUARE ENIX in January.— Yuji Naka / (@nakayuji) January 22, 2018
I’m joining game development as before, and strive to develop games at SQUARE ENIX.
I aim to develop an enjoyable game, please look forward to it.
Naka was the lead programmer of the original Sonic the Hedgehog games and the former head of Sonic Team. Naka left Sega in 2006 to found Prope, the developer behind Ivy the Kiwi, Digimon Adventure, Digimon All-Star Rumble, and Rodea the Sky Soldier. There's no word on how his departure will affect Prope.