Sonic Frontiers might be delayed, however not due to fan suggestions, says Sonic Team boss

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Not lengthy after the primary Sonic Frontiers teaser dropped, Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka promised that the game would convey the collection “to the next level” with “new combat styles.” The footage we’ve seen up to now appears to show that, however not each Sonic fan is proud of the trailers and gameplay demos. Iizuka says their suggestions received’t delay the game although.

When Sonic Frontiers’ first gameplay demo hit the scene, a part of the neighborhood began tweeting the hashtag #DelaySonicFrontiers. Some used it out of real concern, wanting the game to be of the best doable high quality. But if you happen to lookup the hashtag on Twitter, you’ll principally discover venomous opinions concerning the game being a “disaster” and taking a departure from typical Sonic gameplay.

Iizuka responded to this concern in an interview with VGC. “We do realize everyone is reacting to the videos that they saw, and because they don’t understand what this new gameplay is, they’re comparing it to other games that they already know,” the Sonic boss stated. “A lot of people are watching the videos online and making assumptions, but we do feel confident that we’re making a game that will be satisfying.” Iizuka believes that followers will really feel happier as soon as they really get their arms on the game as an alternative of simply watching demos. Its tackle the open-world idea is one thing completely new for the collection.

Sonic Frontiers won’t be delayed to kowtow to fan calls for, however it might be pushed again for different causes. “If our development team gets coronavirus, or they’re all hospitalized, or there’s something that actually prohibits us from being able to deliver the game on time, we will need more time,” Iizuka defined. Those could be completely comprehensible causes to delay the game.

At the second, Sonic Frontiers has no launch date anyway. Last yr, a PlayStation database leak gave us a purported launch of November 15, however we’ve but to listen to something official from Sega.