With the release of the first Sonic game in 1991, last year was the 30th anniversary of the franchise, Sega released Sonic Colors: Ultimate Edition, new Funko pops, wearable chain, etc. to celebrate. Game informant Even talked with Takashi Iizuka, the head of Sonic Team, long-term series designer, director and producer, about the anniversary. Now, due to a new Q&A session during the investor conference call, we know that the team initially made more plans for the 30th anniversary.
First report Sonic Stadium, Sonic Frontiers is scheduled to be released in 2021 to coincide with the blue fuzzy birthday celebrations, but in the end, the team needs more time in the upcoming open area game.
“Originally planned to be released on the 30th anniversary of Sonic this year, but in order to further improve the quality, we postponed the release for one year,” Sega said at the investor meeting. Sonic Stadium“Not only this game, during the development phase, we have been steadily conducting analysis to improve the quality of the game before release, such as introducing game tests based on external evaluations. I have a feeling that it will become a good game and treat it Have high expectations.”
Elsewhere on the phone, Sonic Stadium According to reports, Sonic Team and Sega see Sonic Frontiers as the new future of the series, especially since it is a full version rather than a discounted title like the recently re-released Sonic Colors.
“As for the pricing strategy, we feel that we are at a point where we need to reconsider,” Sega said on the conference call. “For example, for new Sonic games, because we focus on quality and spend a certain amount of[s] Of money [the] For development, we think it is important to maintain the price by maintaining the value of IP [a] High level instead of simply lowering the price [an] In the early stage, to increase the number of unit sales. ”
The last time we saw Sonic Frontiers was during the 2021 Game Awards, when we saw a trailer to better understand the open world (or Sonic Team call it open area) aspects of the game. Then we learned that Sonic Frontiers will be launched during the 2022 holiday period. While waiting for more information, please read why Sonic Colors: Ultimate is a great way to play Gems of 2010.
[Source: Sonic Stadium]
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