During an interview with SEGA Europe during SEGA’s 60th anniversary celebrations, Yakuza developer Daisuke Sato expressed an interest in working with the Sonic IP.
When asked which SEGA IP he’d like to work on if given the chance, Sato said it would be Sonic, because “after all, when you hear SEGA, you think of Sonic.” He went on to say, “I’d like to get involved once at least,” and if he were to do it, he wouldn’t do Sonic as it was, but instead “I would make a completely different Sonic.” For the full interview, check out the video below. The Sonic question is asked at the 5:40 mark:
Sato is well known for having worked on numerous SEGA IP, including Super Monkey Ball and Yakuza. He has been involved in the latter IP since its inception, having steadily moved up from chief designer, to director, and finally a producer for the later titles.
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