The Sonic online game sequence is in a bizarre place proper now. The basic IP appeared prefer it was previous its heyday till the flicks got here out, which in flip, have whetted appetites for one more sport. So, that brings up the query – will Sonic Frontiers characteristic components from the flicks? Sonic Workforce head Takashi Iizuka thinks that would not work nicely.
“As a result of the film Sonic got here from the place the sport began, attempting to take the film qualities and stick it again into the video games doesn’t actually work nicely,” stated Iizuka in a dialog with VGC.
“What I need to do is keep devoted to our sport Sonic and actually develop on the sport Sonic to include new concepts which are going to get individuals enthusiastic about new video games,” he continued. “In our cell video games, we do have ‘Film Sonic’ showing as a visitor character, and that sort of collaboration feels actually good as a result of there are individuals who noticed the film and solely perceive the character by that.
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“However the sport Sonic is de facto the core essence of the character, so as a substitute of attempting to take the film and put it inside the sport, I actually wished to develop on the sport to make it interesting to everybody.”
Nevertheless, Iizuka is conscious that the flicks have been massively profitable, and have additionally reignited curiosity within the Blue Blur. He feels that they’ve allowed Sonic Frontiers to focus on a a lot wider viewers. Youthful audiences, who’ve maybe by no means performed the video games however had been launched to the hedgehog by way of the flicks, could not be capable of relate to’online game Sonic’, so it does current a slight problem.
“I believe having Film Sonic as a visitor character is viable and positively one thing that we’re going to do, however holding the essence and core of Sonic within the video games after which increasing out might be what I’d desire to do, somewhat than attempt to shoehorn in [the movie].”
Iizuka is assured of Sonic Frontiers although, and feels that the sport is not like another. When comparisons had been made with Breath of the Wild, he stated, “As a result of they don’t perceive what this new gameplay is, they’re sort of evaluating it to different video games that they already know”.
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