SEGA has unveiled that its goal with Sonic Frontiers is to get high marksas they can help with game salesespecially in Europe and North America.
The information comes from a Q&A dedicated to investors, regarding the quality of upcoming products, including Sonic Frontiers. During the meeting, Haruki Satomi and Koichi Fukazawa – CEO and CFO of SEGA Sammy respectively – said: “We have set internal goals, as the correlation between scores from external evaluation organizations and sales is high in Europe and North America. . If the game scores high, it can become a must-play game and generate synergy with sales, so we are working hard to improve the quality of the game ahead of sales for the holiday season. ”
The SEGA’s reasoning it is actually very simple, we almost bet for granted for many: if the quality of Sonic Frontiers is high, the ratings will be better and this will help with sales. In fact, just today we discovered that Saber Interactive sees exactly the opposite: for the team, the Metacritic rating does not count towards the success of a game.
Finally, remember that Takashi Iizuka – head of the Sonic Team – has stated in the past that his goal is to make Sonic Frontiers have the same long-term impact as Sonic Adventure, the game that brought the blue hedgehog into 3D. Clearly, SEGA’s goal is to create a high-level game, without compromising on quality. We hope so.