Takashi Iizuka Says He Already Knows What The Next Sonic Game Is

Sonic Frontiers
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Sonic Frontiers takes the Sonic the Hedgehog series to new heights with its new open-zone design. It’s meant to pave the way for the next 10 years. With this in mind, Game Informer recently sat down with the head of Sonic team, Takashi Iizuka – asking him a series of rapid-fire questions.

One that popped up was if Iizuka already knew what the next Sonic the Hedgehog game was going to be.The short answer is “yes” he apparently does. He was also asked if he could mention how many Sonic games were already planned but at this stage, he can’t really say anything.

Of course, this “next” game could be anything from a 2D to 3D entry and he may not necessarily be referring to a direct continuation of Sonic Frontiers. It could simply just be a standalone Sonic game, and perhaps even something like a spin-off.

Here’s what Iizuka previously had to say about the 10-year plan for Sonic, during an interview with Venture Beat:

What we’re doing now is taking the next step. This is the third generation, almost. We know we’re showing fans something new that maybe doesn’t make sense to them yet.

“But we really wanted to think about where we need to take Sonic for the next 10 years. What kind of gameplay do we need to start building out to keep people excited for the future? Sonic Frontiers is that next step for the next 10 years. We hope that fans believe in us and that they enjoy what we’re showing them. We’re looking forward to when they get to play it and really understand what it’s about.”

Another interesting question was about the possible return of the Sonic Adventure series in some way. For this question, Iizuka said it would possibly return “someday”. What would you like to see beyond Frontiers? How would you like to see the series evolve? Leave your thoughts below.

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