Following a rash of reports that famed arcade game creator Yu Suzuki (Hang On
, Virtua Fighter
, Out Run
) is no longer with SEGA, it has been confirmed that he is, in fact, still with the publisher.
In a statement correcting his own earlier comments, SEGA of America's president Simon Jeffery said, "I can safely say that Yu Suzuki is in fact still a Sega employee." He added that Suzuki "...is a Creative Officer of Sega Corp."
Jeffrey's earlier comments about Suzuki ran to the tune of, "Last I heard, he was doing some online stuff in China... He's kind of his own man right now. Every now and again, he'll come up with an idea, and I don't think anything has come out of that yet, but we're still working with him. He's not an employee any more..."
Maybe SEGA's left hand should be given a better idea of what it's right hand is doing? Just a suggestion...
Suzuki's most recent credit is on SEGA-Race TV
, an arcade title.Source: Gamasutra