Sega is committed to releasing Sonic Frontiers in 2022, confident in the quality of the game despite concerns about the recording of early gameplay.
Sega Is Confident Sonic Frontiers Won’t Be Delayed
Sonic Frontiers has come longer than the typical Sonic game. Where used to be normal for the new mainstream title starring Blue Blur to come out almost annually, it has been almost five years since the last, Sonic Forces, did it. Luckily for fans who are impatient, the first open world (or “open zone” as Sega calls it) Sonic game seems to be on the track to arrive according to this holiday season schedule, although there are concerns that many fans have lately.
The advantage of the release of Sonic Frontiers is very interesting, at least. To say that more than some fans have been confused with the marketing of Sonic Frontiers will also be accurate. The first gameplay recording released by Sega met with a variety of receptions, coming to many fans as a little not polished, even not finished in some ways. This has caused debate about whether the game will be better postponed until 2023 like more and more main open world games that have been pushed back.
However, Sega clearly did not think so, because, in this new financial briefing, the executive of Sega Sammy Koichi Fukazawa and Makoto Takahashi touched on the question of delaying the Sonic border and stated honestly, “We did not consider postponing the launch at this point.” Which said, they stressed that Sega intended to put as much fan feedback as possible “in the development timeline.”
This latest statement echoed the boss of the Sonic Takashi Iizuka team boss, who in June discussed concerns about the game that appeared to be lacking in Poland and emphasized that those who were worried did not understand the gameplay of Sonic Frontiers. By remembering that, it seems that Sega is confident enough in the state of the game to be committed to launching before this year.
Of course, it can be understood for fans to worry. The launch of disasters for high-profile games such as cyberpunk 2077 has made many gamers who have been bitten, twice as shy about any game that seems to be able to get out of unfinished chaos, and at this point mention the history of the launch of the game below the Sonic standard itself has become something from the cliché. But once again, Sega hopes that Sonic Frontiers will get a high review score from critics, and that is not possible if the company forces the game before it is ready.
With a new open world to explore, enhanced combat mechanics, and the involvement of Sonic comic writer’s favorite fans of Ian Flynn, Sonic Frontiers does have big hit ingredients for franchises. Sega certainly believes it has a winner in making, and hopefully, it will prove to be true. However, fans will get the next look at how the game takes place when Sonic Frontiers are displayed at Gamescom later this month.
Sonic Frontiers will launch this holiday season for PCs, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.