Games Radar has recently had the chance to sit and chat with Sonic Team‘s creative officer Takashi Iizuka about SEGA’s new and intriguing seemingly open world Sonic adventure, Sonic Frontiers. Mr. Iizuka told the site that one of the biggest challenge to the project was nailing Sonic’s natural speed and actions to fit the expanded play space. One thing that Games Radar picked up on is that Sonic Team has been very careful with its language so far and hasn’t divulged whether you will be playing as Sonic in a completely open world environment or whether the different landscapes will be self-contained. Here’s a few key points about Sonic Frontiers from the interview which you can read here.
About developing Sonic Frontiers:
“With Sonic Frontiers, we are challenging ourselves to deliver an all-new style of Sonic action adventure. We’re once again expanding the Sonic Universe, bringing in new environments and additional features, to create a totally new type of open-zone experience.”
Introducing Sonic’s new combat styles and exploration:
“We pay extremely close attention to getting all the little Sonic details right to make sure that Sonic’s signature speed and characteristics remain consistent across every gaming iteration. With Sonic Frontiers, we’ll introduce new combat styles to bring Sonic’s signature dexterity onto the battlefield, and the new exploration options obviously play into his iconic speedy nature.”
Benefits of PS5 and Xbox Series consoles:
“We’re excited to bring the game onto next-gen consoles, as both the visual and technical gameplay elements will be elevated on the newest platforms. As games are beginning to be released natively onto next-gen, it’s exciting to be a part of the wave that will really deliver on the full potential of these consoles.”