Game news Sonic Frontiers: SEGA is very much aiming for the 3D open world of the blue hedgehog
SEGA plans to release its most ambitious Sonic project ever with Sonic Frontiers. With an all-new 3D open-world adventure, the famed publisher aims to get its blue hedgehog off to a supersonic start by setting pretty lofty goals internally. The company’s CEO and CFO recently confirmed these ambitions.
Sonic across the borders
Planned for the end of 2022, Sonic Limits is the new iteration of the blue hedgehog. SEGA thinks big for this opus and plans to make it a must. In addition to contemporary mechanics and the open world, Sonic Frontiers aims to rekindle fan interest in the license, as well as attract a new community.
The publisher has big ambitions, especially with high scores from aggregators like Metacritic, as evidenced by recent statements from Haruki Satomi and Koichi Fukazawa, CEO and CFO respectively of SEGA Sammy, the publisher’s parent company.
We have set targets internally, while high game ratings on external aggregators are associated with high sales in Europe and North America. If the game gets high ratings it could become a must buy and potentially synergy with sales, so we’re currently working on perfecting the game closer to release.
SEGA’s Flagship License
This statement isn’t the first to indicate that SEGA is going big with Sonic Frontiers. Back in 2021, the current creative director of the license, Takashi Iizuka, had already said he hoped this new game would have the same lasting impact as Sonic Adventure†
Sonic Adventure has laid the groundwork for Sonic games twenty years after its initial release, so along the same lines, I really hope this new game will lay the groundwork for the next Sonic titles – that’s the idea behind the challenge our team should go up.
It must be said that Sonic and his band represent sacred figures for SEGA. Sonic 2 recently became the highest-grossing video game film adaptation of all time in the United States, while Netflix is preparing an animated series for us. On the video game side, the blue hedgehog is back with the retro compilation Sonic Origins from June 22, just waiting for the release of Sonic Frontiers, still planned for the end of the year.