Although most of the industry doesn’t see a new console generation as a strong prospect, Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka is hopeful about new hardware. Speaking at a promotional event for his new game – Ivy the Kiwi? – in London, Naka-san is quoted as saying he is “hoping to work on the Dreamcast 2.”
Speaking more in depth to CVG, Naka-san elaborated on his statement.
“I do miss those old days when I was heavily involved in hardware making at Sega. I was involved in most of the consoles and controllers that Sega came up with…It would be ideal if I could become some sort of advisor working with the platform makers in future. I think if I can work really well with the platform makers then it’s good for everyone, because I can then come up with totally new games.”
He continued, “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.”