An interview with Famitsu on Sonic‘s 25th anniversary has confirmed what fans have been speculating on all year. According to Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka, “we at Sonic Team are developing a completely new game”. Not more about the game was said, and by now, it was probably a given that this was the case. However, this is the first confirmation by SEGA.
Iizuka later said that “the most important thing is not the fact the series survived for 25 years, but how many games was developed”. He says that Sonic Team’s goal is to “add something new and overcome any potential hardships”.