Sonic Team

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Sonic Team logo.

One of SEGA's most loved creatives, Sonic Team took their name from their phenomenally successful Sonic the Hedgehog series. They were formerly SEGA AM8.

The former head of the development team wasYuji Naka, producer and visionary; under his leadership they have realized some of the most beautiful gaming moments ever. The creator of Sonic, Naoto Ohshima, left Sonic Team in 1999 to form his own studio, Artoon. Another creator of Sonic, Hirokazu Yasuhara, left Sonic Team in 2002, and moved to Naughty Dog. In 2006, Yuji Naka left Sonic Team to form his own studio, Prope. Takashi Iizuka's Sonic Team USA was situated in San Francisco, California from 1999-2008. After wards it got absorbed back into the Japan division. Now at the head of the development team is Takashi Iizuka.

The Sonic Team has also worked on television series adaptations of one of their most popular games they've developed and the basis of the name for the development team, Sonic.


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