The blue blur celebrated his thirtieth birthday in 2021, however one factor followers missed out on was a model new mainline entry. Based on a Sega investor Q&A which happened every week after The Recreation Awards and Sonic Frontiers reveal, the writer really had plans to launch Sonic Crew’s new “open-zone” sport in 2021 however determined in opposition to it to “brush up the standard” of the mission.
Here is the news through Sonic Stadium:
“Initially it was deliberate to be launched on this yr, the thirtieth anniversary of Sonic, however we’ve got postponed the discharge for a yr with the intention to additional brush up the standard. Not just for this title, however throughout the growth part, we’ve got been steadily conducting evaluation to enhance the standard of the title earlier than launch, reminiscent of introducing sport testing based mostly on exterior evaluations, and [we] have a sense that it’s going to change into a great sport and have excessive expectations for it.”
The pricing technique can even issue within the high quality of the product and IP:
“For the pricing technique, we really feel that we’re at some extent the place we have to rethink. For instance, for the brand new Sonic sport, as we’re specializing in high quality and spending sure amount of cash on growth, we expect you will need to keep the worth by sustaining the worth of the IP at excessive degree, relatively than merely reducing the worth at early stage to extend the variety of unit gross sales.”
In 2020, Sega’s Aaron Webber talked about how the corporate had modified its strategy to the event of Sonic video games:
“Again within the day it was like yearly there was a brand new Sonic sport. And because of that, there have been various occasions…due to that rushed manufacturing schedule, the standard of the video games would not fairly be the place they actually wanted to be.
“A couple of years in the past, we really stated ‘hey, that is going to vary going ahead, we will put most likely extra time into issues as we go ahead’ and that is going to imply that it’s important to wait longer between trailers or bulletins…and we all know that is sort of annoying typically, trigger you simply actually need information, however that is the place we at the moment are and we expect that the endurance hopefully might be value it in the long run.”
Sonic Frontiers will arrive later this yr in “vacation 2022”, with a current itemizing suggesting it may launch across the month of November.
What are your ideas about Sonic Frontiers skipping the blue blur’s anniversary yr? Glad to listen to Sega is concentrated on delivering a high quality expertise? Depart your ideas down beneath.