Sonic Team not developing Sonic 4

Wednesday, 17th February 2010 12:10 GMT By Johnny Cullen


If a listing from Live Marketplace online in the US is right, it confirms that Sega isn’t developing Sonic the Hedgehog 4.

Specifically, instead of Sonic Team making the game, development duties have gone to Sonic Rush makers Dimps.

We’ll ship an email off to Sega to confirm if that’s the case.

Last night, the first proper gameplay footage was leaked, and it’s looking good, Radioheads.

Episode I in a four episode arc will release this summer for PSN, Xbox Live and WiiWare.

Thanks, Kotaku.



  1. Blerk

    Given the last gazillion Sonic games this is probably a ‘good thing’.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. DJ Deathstar

    On that leaked video i only remember it coming up Sonic Team, could be wrong there though

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Bulk Slash

    This is probably a very good thing.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Freek

    And also a little sad. The only way to make a good Sonic game is to make sure Sega has as little as possible to do with it.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Hero of Canton

    Dimps are almost certainly better these days than Sonic Team anyway – I’d suggest that’s good news.

    Last decent Sonic Team game was probably Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. justiceblob

    true, BHATGE’s mltiplayer was amazing. Like Pokemon meets those giants balls in gladiators.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Turrican2

    It is very sad to say it, but this is probably good news for the project.
    The last Sonic Team games were pretty bad, seems like their glory days died with the Dreamcast.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    And yet on the leaked gameplay had the Sonic Team intro logo and no other devs were mentioned?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Bulk Slash

    Sega probably let Sonic Team make the logo so they didn’t feel left out.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. psxman

    Jim Sterling over at Destructoid seemed pretty happy to hear this. Enough to write a friggin’ article based only on “YAY Dimps; Boo Sonic Team”.

    Lets see what happens. I’ve never been a Sonic fan (little fucker keeps loosing my hard earned rings!) so I’ll be watching all of this from the side lines.

    #10 5 years ago

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