Sega Ditching Yearly Sonic Releases in Favor of Better Games

Good Things Take Time, You See

Once upon a time, Sonic games were a reliable constant in all of our lives. They weren’t always good, but they were always happening. Now, it’s been almost three years since the last main series Sonic game. According to the blue blur’s brand manager, Aaron Webber, there’s a good reason for that.

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During a YouTube live stream, Webber addressed the longer development times. “This is the case when, back in the day, every year there used to be a new Sonic game. And as a result of that, there are a number of times that because of that rushed production schedule, the quality of the games wouldn’t be quite where they needed to be.” In order to combat this, the devs are looking to really take their time with the next crop of Sonic titles.

“We’re really excited for what’s to come, but we can’t say anything. So, thank you for being patient, and as soon we have news to share with you, we’ll share it with you.” Webber’s assurances aside, we’re almost at Sonic’s 20th anniversary. The timing would be perfect for some sort of massive Sonic release to cap off the celebrations, or at least announce something huge. Hopefully all that extra time in the oven leads to a truly excellent Sonic the Hedgehog game.