A wide-open future
Sonic Frontiers is a very different step for the franchise. SEGA is taking things in a new direction with the game’s open-world, or as they’re calling it, ‘open zone’ gameplay. It’s clear SEGA is trying something fresh here, and now we know that they’re using this title as a stepping stone for Sonic’s future.
In an interview with Venturebeat, Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka discusses just how important of a title Sonic Frontiers is. According to Iizuka, this game is laying the groundwork for what’s ahead.
…But we really wanted to think about where we need to take Sonic for the next 10 years. What kind of gameplay do we need to start building out to keep people excited for the future? Sonic Frontiers is that next step for the next 10 years. We hope that fans believe in us and that they enjoy what we’re showing them. We’re looking forward to when they get to play it and really understand what it’s about.