Entertainment outlet Video Game Chronicle recently interviewed Sonic Team’s chief creative officer, Takashi Iizuka, regarding Sonic Frontiers, fan reception, and the potentiality for Sonic Adventure 3.
The lattermost aspect deserves the most mention as Iizuka clarifies that despite his past comments, there are currently no plans to develop Sonic Adventure 3. Him having a yearning to do so and actually doing it are two entirely separate things. Making Sonic Frontiers the best it can be is at the forefront of their minds right now.
The following response is abundantly clear with his thought process on this matter:
I think this is what everyone gets stuck in the trap of: whenever I say, ‘there’s no plan, it’s not happening’ and I then follow that up by stating that, as somebody who was close to the Adventure series, in the future in this ‘what if’ scenario yeah, I think it could be cool to one day make a game in that Adventure format for the future, that would be cool as an idea… I think people respond to that by assuming that I’m making it.
But we have no plans to do that. If you ask me if it would be cool to do in the future, yeah, it would be cool. But maybe people are reading a bit too much into what I say!
I recommend giving the full interview a read as it contains further comments from Iizuka stating that not only are he and his team confident in Sonic Frontiers but that fans who haven’t had a chance to play it yet are making potentially erroneous assumptions about its quality.
Sonic Frontiers is releasing for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC in Holiday 2022.
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