Sonic Studio’s Chief Brand Officer Ivo Gerscovich said in early May of this year that “exciting news” awaits Sonic fans. Although he gave no timeframe as to when it will happen besides an open window of “soon,” Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka assures gamers that Sega will take “good care” of both 2D and 3D Sonic games in the future.
Whether or not you are a fan of Sega and Sonic Team’s vision of Sonic the Hedgehog, there’s no denying that the series is split into two distinct types of games, which happens to be the classic 2D and the 3D titles.
If you happen to like one setup over the other or both, know that Sega wants to take good care of the 2D and 3D games moving forward. This information comes from publication site nintendoeverything.com.
The website managed to get a hold of a recent interview between Iizuka and news outlet otaquest.com, which touches on the aforesaid. In other words, more 2D games like Sonic Mania are en route as well as 3D Sonic games.
You can read the question that outlet Otaquest proposed to Iizuka regarding the two types of Sonic games right here:
Otaquest: There are basically 2 different approaches to Sonic as a character which are defined by Classic Sonic (2D) and Modern Sonic (3D), and the release of Sonic Mania showed that there is a lot of demand for the 2D gameplay among fans. Has this impacted the way Sonic Team approaches handling the franchise at all? Do you feel like there’s a pressure to balance between the 2 different styles?
And here is Iizuka’s response:
Takashi Iizuka: Not much time has passed since the distinction between “classic” and “modern” was made, in fact, it was since 2011’s “Sonic Generations” title. Even before that, in addition to the main 3D series, there was a high demand for the 2D action games such as the Sonic Advance series, so we revived the old Sonic as Classic Sonic for the 20th-anniversary title, Sonic Generations. We initially thought that it would be a 20th Anniversary project only, however after that we had a strong demand for a new classic Sonic standalone title, that became 2017’s Sonic Mania. We would like to take good care of these two very popular iterations of Sonic’s in the future.
In the meantime, do you think this 2021 Sonic game will be as big as Sega and Sonic Team are claiming it to be? Also, would you want this new game to be 2D or 3D?