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    SEGA of America hosted a special livestream recently, the first Sonic Official stream of this year, where some of their team discussed Sonic-related news. Aaron Webber was there to answer questions from fans in the chat, with one of the most popular ones being why it's been so long since there was a new Sonic game announcement or reveal trailer. Webber's response was that SEGA used to release Sonic titles on a yearly basis, but the company decided that they no longer wanted to rush games out, and made the choice to give each game a longer development cycle. He also says that the team is incredibly excited about what's in store, but they can't say anything more at this time. The last time a mainline 3D console Sonic the Hedgehog game released was Sonic Forces, back in 2017.

    :arrow: Source (response is at 14-minute mark)
     
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  3. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser
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    Here's an idea sega make a new 3d adventure game with 2 playable characters and the new one is called sonica yes sonics sister :D
     
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    glad to see Sega gettings its act together now wake me up when S4 Joe's Resurrection happens
     
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    look, hmm
    "Development of Sonic Forces began shortly after Sonic Lost World was completed in 2013 under the codename Project Sonic 2017"
    2013.. 2017, isn't 4 years enough?
     
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  6. SG854

    SG854 If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It
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    I love the effort and devotion to the Sonic franchise no matter how many bad games they produced.
     
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    while they're at it they might as well get a better dev team
    Forces level designers were literally a team of rookies, more time to make a game means nothing if it's made by a bunch of inexperienced developers (cough cough yanderedev cough cough)
     
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    Xzi GBAtemp's Resident Plok Expert
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    If only they had figured this out before dropping out of the console race.
     
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    64bitmodels GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    I'm pretty sure it was the saturn's colossal failure and the PS2 being why they dropped out
     
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    thank god we haven't had a good game since generations
     
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    Not to be that guy that yells at the ref about the bad call he made and that I can do a better job but, how much effort really goes into porting a 20year old game?
     
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    what are you talking about?
     
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    There never was there isn't and there never will be anything such as a good sonic game. Period.
     
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    More time for the american marketing team to be afraid of fans reactions to a serious, original Sonic game and force changes to dumb it down ( a la Forces and lost world ) then shove some pointless nostalgia and weak comedy into it for good measure

    They should just have dimps develop them at this point
     
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    Damnit Sega. I was banking on Sonic '06 remastered, and now it looks like we'll never get it...

    /s
     
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    Nostalgia is like sugar, a few drops of it every now and then isnt bad but too much can make you obese and unhealthy
    Nintendo is the normal kid that knows when not to eat sugar
    Namco is the guy who loves sugar but knows that eating to much isnt bad,
    and Sega is the fat guy who consumes everything that has sugar in it
     
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    Yes, hopefully.
     
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    Quite a few rumors are saying that the next game is gonna be a Sonic Adventure 1 remake, (Ryan Drummond, Sonic's voice actor from that game implied he was returning on his Twitter, Sega rehired some old devs from that period, Iizuka says he wants to remake it, and some music demos leaked of Sonic Adventure music in a Sega email (http://www.tssznews.com/2020/01/06/rumor-demos-surface-for-future-sonic-adventure-project/)). Slaphappy seems to be implying it's just gonna be another shoddy port job like the ps3, 360 and Steam version was, though all info seems to be pointing to it being a brand new remake like Ratchet and Clank ps4, or the Resident Evil remakes, which are basically as hard as making completely original games.
     
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    Oh that remake.
    More nostalgia- after all it's easier to think and reminisence about the old than it is to innovate. Sigh.
     
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    Poor Dreamcast sales didn't help either, and who knows, maybe the console would've moved a lot more units if Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 had been more polished.
     
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    it was less the fact that they weren't very polished and more the fact they shouldve been on the saturn
     
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