Sonic the Hedgehog could be an IP that sees its justifiable share of ups and downs, however it additionally stays Sega’s most necessary property. The corporate has just lately adopted a technique of implementing new concepts because it appears to broaden it additional, from final 12 months’s Sonic Frontiers being the sequence’ first open world sport to the upcoming 2D platformer Sonic Superstars being the primary to function co-op- although it appears the corporate can be concerned with revisiting the sequence’ previous.
In a latest interview with Famitsu, Sega president and COO Yukio Sugino spoke about the identical, stating that although new titles within the franchise are clearly proceed to get made, the corporate can be Sonic “contemplating reboots and remakes” for the long run.
“After all, we’ve to do new issues, however not all IPs are the identical for brand new releases and reboots,” Sugino mentioned (translation through VGC). “For every IP, we are going to select which methodology is acceptable presently. Sonic is Sega’s flagship IP, and we’re contemplating reboots and remakes for it in parallel with new titles.”
After all, Sega isn’t any stranger to releasing remakes, even when it’s an space the place we haven’t seen an excessive amount of of Sonic. The corporate has launched plenty of remakes of Yakuza titles, with the newest being Like a Dragon: Ishin!, which launched earlier this 12 months. Persona 3 Reload, in the meantime, is ready to launch in early 2024, whereas reviews have claimed that the corporate additionally has reboots of Loopy Taxi and Jet Set Radio within the works.
As for Sonic, whereas it stays to be seen whether or not the sequence will probably be turning its consideration to potential remakes, followers do nonetheless have lots to look ahead to within the close to future. Sonic Superstars is ready to launch someday this 12 months for PS5, Xbox Collection X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Change, and PC. An official launch date hasn’t but been introduced, however retailer listings have pointed to an October launch.