Was unsure if this was better suited for Supreme Topic of Other Knowledge or for its own thread. According to Gamasutra (citing a SEGA press release), Iizuka is re-locating from Tokyo to "establish Los Angeles as the centralized hub for the global brand," http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/269429/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_has_a_new_boss_and_a_new_direction.php?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter There's also a new chief brand officer for Sonic, Ivo Gerscovich (yes, that's quite a coincidence). I doubt this will have much impact on the current mainline title being developed, but it may signify something for the next. It will be interesting to see what results from this. With LA as the "centralized hub", I'm really curious to see if things will be business as usual for Sonic Team, or if we're looking at a potential Sonic Team USA situation. Too little info to say right now.