Sonic Team producer Takashi Iizuka has said he hopes the upcoming untitled Sonic 2022 game will lay the foundation for future Sonic games, much like 1999’s Sonic Adventure.
Speaking in an interview with Sonic Stadium, Iizuka was asked about the team’s goals for the recently announced latest outing for the Blue Blur. He mentioned how the team weren’t really considering the title an anniversary game, as it’s not expected until 2022 while Sonic’s 30th anniversary is this year.
“However,” Iizuka adds, “Sonic Adventure laid the foundation for 20 years of Sonic titles after its release, so in the same way I really hope that this new title releasing in 2022 lays the foundation for the following future Sonic titles – that is the idea behind the challenge for the team.”
Iizuka also added how the game is still in mid-development, so he was unable to offer up more information on what the mysterious glyph in the trailer meant. However, he did say “The development team has been spending their time to do something new and challenging. Through a lot of trial and error the team is looking to present to everyone a new Sonic game, and I hope your warm support of their work can motivate them to really deliver against that challenge.”
Sonic 2022 (actual title TBA) is in development for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC. In the meantime, Sonic fans can look forward to Sonic Colours Ultimate, which lands on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC on September 7.