Game news Sonic Frontiers: the director has heard the critics and believes that there is still “a long way to go”
Published on 12/11/2022 at 16:19
Faced with the juggernaut God of War Ragnarök, Sonic Frontiers is certainly the other big release of this month of November. After a lot of a priori, a lot of fears and worries, Sonic finally came back with an open-world 3D opus with mixed reviews, but despite everything promising. For the director of the title Morio Kishimoto, the release of the game corresponds to a large phase of tests which will determine the future of the license.
A wobbly open-world, but full of promise
A great deal of concern gravitated around Sonic Frontiers whereas gamers didn’t give the game a good reception soon after the first gameplay videos. Convinced that their work would bear fruit once the title was released, producer Takashi Iizuka announced “a major turning point for the next ten years” primed by Sonic Frontiers. The developers and the community therefore waged a little war until the software was released on November 8th. And since then, we have to admit that the opinions are less negative than expected.
Sometimes considered wobbly, perfectible or even successful, the title divides, opinions diverge, but are never categorical. Overall, Sonic Frontiers brings a real breath of fresh air to a license that has been lagging behind for a few years, and promises great things for the future. This is partly the opinion of Morio Kishimoto, director of Sonic Frontiers, who sees this release as a global test.
A long way to go
This is Morio Kishimoto’s first statement since the game’s release. The director says he is “relieved” that the release has finally arrived, and seems to have heard the first opinions regarding Sonic Frontiers.
I’m sorry I couldn’t contact you because I’ve been busy since the release date. I’m relieved that the release date has arrived and that it seems to have reached everyone safely. We are checking the opinions of the critics and everyone. As you pointed out, we still have a long way to go, and we take this seriously as a global playtest.
— Morio Kishimoto (@moq_46) November 11, 2022
I’m sorry that I haven’t given an update, I’ve been busy since the game was released. I’m relieved that the release date has finally arrived and that everyone was able to receive the game in the best conditions. We are reviewing reviews and reviews. As you pointed out, we still have a long way to go, and we seriously view this as a global test.
For Morio Kishimoto, the release of Sonic Frontiers therefore seems to be an important step for Sega’s license, which should largely determine its future. According to the declarations of the Sonic Team, the turn taken by this new opus undoubtedly corresponds to the direction given to the games to come. The team should therefore listen to the community and do everything possible to perfect this new formula, which, as said before, bodes well for the future of the blue hedgehog.
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