Announced during The Game Awards, Sonic Frontiers seeks to be the next game in the Sonic franchise with a twist. It’s open world. While 2021 is behind us, a little tidbit of information dropped about the upcoming Sonic game. As it turns out, it was originally planned to release last year.
This news comes from an investor Q&A held in late December. Originally, the game was going to coincide with Sonic’s 30-year anniversary, but SEGA and the Sonic Team felt it necessary to push the release date to 2022 in order to really get that “wow” factor.
“Originally it was planned to be released on this year, the 30th anniversary of Sonic, but we have postponed the release for a year in order to further brush up the quality. Not only for this title, but during the development phase, we have been steadily conducting analysis to improve the quality of the title before release, such as introducing game testing based on external evaluations, and I have a feeling that it will become a good game and have high expectations for it.”
As of yet, we’ve only seen the world and no real gameplay, but hopefully this may bring Sonic some good fortune and not end up like another failed attempt to branch out into different fields only to be riddled with bugs.
In terms of sales, SEGA believes Sonic Frontiers will beat out the sales of Sonic Forces’ first year and hopefully want to see the title grow further.