developer Square Enix brief introduction Balan Wonderland On the most recent full-year earnings call, game director Yuji Naka recently discussed his lawsuit against the company.
Last month, Naka revealed that he had sued Square Enix over issues he faced in developing Balan Wonderworld. But on the company’s most recent earnings call, it said “this is a game we’re confident recommending,” after confirming that it had been embroiled in a lawsuit with Naka.Although Square Enix declined to comment further, according to Bloomberg Mochizuki Takashi
The lawsuit has now been settled, which means Naka can discuss some of the reasons why Balan’s Wonderworld response has been muted. “I personally regret that Balaam’s Wonderland was released to the world in an unfinished state,” Naka wrote at the time. “I wanted to think about various things and release it as a proper action game. I don’t think Square Enix and Arzest value the game and their fans.”
Naka is said to have been removed from the project by the producer, marketing executive, sound, managing director and HR. And he was also not allowed to interact with the social media posts in any way, for which Naka apologized.
After its release, Balan Wonderworld has generally been poorly rated in reviews and currently has a sad 36 on Metacritic.
Square Enix has also recently sold some of the biggest IPs, such as tomb Raider and out of the encirclementand the studios that make them, like Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal. The deal will see those IPs and studios move to Embrace Group for a staggering $300 million.
The strangest thing is that Tomb Raider was a hugely popular franchise, and despite strong sales, Square Enix never found them strong enough. But hey, it sure doesn’t do anything stupid like invest in blockchain, right? This is? It doesn’t matter.