Sonic Frontiers Steam Database Update Potentially Reveals November Release Date & Denuvo DRM

Recently, the Steam Database page for the upcoming Sonic Frontiers was updated with a plethora of information. However, it is worth emphasizing that Sega has not officially confirmed this news, so any point here is subject to change.

With that warning given, the most notable news is the game’s Steam Database page providing a November 8, 2022, release date. Currently, the only officially confirmed release window is simply Holiday 2022, and I guess early November still counts as that? It seems a bit early, but the general timing checks out. Still, Steam Database previously had a September 1, 2022, release date, so this alteration to November may not be finalized.

Secondly, and this one, unfortunately, seems more believable, is the apparent implementation of Denuvo DRM. This revelation has already caused outcries from many fans because, well, Denuvo isn’t great, to put it mildly. It’s become widely known for needlessly throttling game performance via various means and ruins optimization. As a recent example, Sonic Origins has Denuvo enabled, and it’s been associated with several of the Steam version’s hiccups.

We’ll keep you all updated if the information stated throughout this article ends up being officially confirmed by Sega.

Thanks to reliable Sonic fansite, Tails Channel, for sharing this Steam Database update, with their tweet viewable below:

Check out our review of Sonic Origins.

Sonic FrontiersΒ is releasing for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC in Holiday 2022.


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Orpheus Joshua

Random gamer equally confused by the mainstream and the unusual. Fan of JRPGs, Action, Platformers, Rhythm, and Adventure titles.