A long way to go... fast?
In a recent tweet, Sonic Frontiers director Morio Kishimoto checked in for the first time since the game’s release. While he seems relieved that the game has made its way into the hands of players safely, he acknowledges that there have been some valid criticisms made by fans and critics alike. He doesn’t go into specific details, but he does state that the team has “a long way to go”, and that they are in some ways thinking of this release as a “global playtest” as they take in player reactions.
Sonic Frontiers has received fairly positive reviews so far, but clearly the development team isn’t totally satisfied. We’ll have to wait and see how they manage to improve upon the Sonic Frontiers formula in the follow-up game.
If you’ve got something you’d like to see Sega improve upon, let them know, because it sounds like they’re listening! Find Kishimoto’s tweet below, along with a rough English translation.
I’m sorry I couldn’t contact you because I’ve been busy since the release date. I’m relieved that the release date has arrived and that it seems to have reached everyone safely. We are checking the opinions of the critics and everyone. As you pointed out, we still have a long way to go, and we take this seriously as a global playtest.