Let’s be honest for quite some time now Sonic games have failed to capture the essence of what made the original games so much fun.
For quite a while now SEGA’s Twitter accounts have been teasing a new Sonic game, but nothing has been officially announced. Now it seems Sonic Team will be trying to correct mistakes of the past as it was confirmed by Takashi Iizuka, Head of Sonic Team, that the developer is working on a “completely new game”.
In an interview with Famitsu Iizuka, commented on that the future might hold for Sonic.
“We at Sonic Team – are developing a completely new game, as well as developing a full movie, actively done by Sony Pictures, and animation on Sonic Boom. We are also ready to improve sponsor ties. The most important thing is not the fact the series survived for 25 years, but how many games [were] developed. Our goal – add something new and overcome any potential hardships.”
With 2016 marking the series 25th anniversary this seems like the perfect time to try and revive the series again. There seems to suggestions that SEGA could reveal it’s plan for a new Sonic game at the 25th birthday celebration that will be taking place on the 22nd of July.
We really hope that SEGA and Sonic Team can once again capture the magic of the original Sonic games. Hopefully, we won’t get another Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.