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Sonic Frontiers will not be delayed, despite fan discontent • ENTER.CO

Sonic Frontiers has received quite a bit of criticism after its first trailer, but Sonic Team doesn’t seem to have any intention of delaying the game’s release.

Wow…a new Sonic game that isn’t living up to expectations and a bunch of disappointed fans. Stop me if you have already heard this story. First impressions of Sonic Frontiers have heavily criticized the first gameplay trailer we received back in June. As a result, a portion of the fans have asked the studio to delay the release of the game.

In response to these comments Takashi Iizuka, head of Sonic Team, assured that the response from the fans was not only expected, but also that there are no plans to delay the departure of Sonic Frontiers to respond to their demands.

“»We realize that everyone is reacting to the videos that they saw, and because they don’t understand what this new game is, they compare it to other games that they already know… And this new game system itself is something that we really don’t exists in no other comparable title, so we really hope that between now and launch we can really explain what open zone gameplay is,” he told VCG in an interview.

The term ‘Open Zone’ is perhaps one of the most ‘problematic’ in the current Sonic Frontiers debate. Sega has refused to describe the title as an ‘open world’ game, claiming that the systems and gameplay transform this idea and adapt it to the way ‘Sonic is played’… but they haven’t really provided an answer. clear where the difference is.

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This is important, because one of the complaints is that the world of Sonic Frontier feels ’empty’. Fans have also complained about the animations feeling stiff, as well as the sense of ‘speed’ that the game delivers.

The truth is that, at least for now, most of these opinions contrast with the perception of those who have been able to try the game. The specialized media that have had the opportunity to test Sonic Frontiers have assured that the game clearly takes inspiration from titles such as ‘Breath of the Wild’, as well as that the combination of mechanics, scenario design and freedom offered seem to be the map for the game. future of the franchise. An opinion that Iizuka shares.

“From our playtest results, we’ve been iterating, we’ve been listening to feedback, but we’ve also gotten a lot of great feedback from people rating the game and saying, ‘I had a lot of fun playing this Sonic, I’d give it a rating. 80 or 90 points out of 100… So we feel like we’re getting to the point where this game is finished, and people will like it, and we want to get it into the hands of our fans as soon as possible.”

Sonic Frontiers is scheduled for release in late 2022 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch.

Images: Sega

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