Sonic console games will continue, says Iizuka

By Brenna Hillier
2 March 2015 00:45 GMT

Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has said there are no plans to stop making Sonic games.


Sonic hasn’t retired from the ranks just yet.

“Please rest assured, I personally have no plans to stop making Sonic games for home consoles,” Iizuka told 4Gamer [Japanese].

The comment arose after the site asked if Sonic would become a mobile-only franchise – a pretty natural question given that Sega has said it’s stripping back traditional development to focus on mobile.

It’s possible the publisher has decided to focus on its successful in-house properties, like Yakuza and Total War, and stop publishing third-party developed games like Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Sonic Boom, you’ll note, was not especially successful – but also not developed in-house by Sonic Team, and partially funded by a Nintendo exclusivity agreement. Sonic Team is believed to have its own Sonic game in the works, outside the transmedia Sonic Boom empire.

Thanks, TSSZNews.

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