Sonic Team's Morio Kishimoto says he is thinking of making the next Sonic game more like Sonic Adventure.
Sega announces that the Sonic franchise has collectively surpassed 1.5 billion units in sales and downloads, which also includes downloads for free-to-play titles.
While the medium has no shortage of great games, there are also some that are just so bad that you wouldn't possibly have the courage or energy to finish them.
Ian Flynn, whose currently the head writer for IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog comic series, is also confirmed to be penning the story.
Sonic will venture through the Starfall Islands to battle new foes on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, PC and Nintendo Switch.
It's been confirmed that the next mainline Sonic game – due out sometime in 2022 – will be unveiled in full at The Game Awards 2021.
After the web domain for Sonic Frontiers was discovered, a series of cheeky Twitter exchanges tease the hedgehog being at the show in some form.
Though it's currently not live (and only returning a "403 Forbidden" message), an announcement could be right around the corner.
This could be the final name for Sonic Rangers, the rumored open world title releasing in 2022 for previous and current gen platforms.
But Sega wanted to " take the occasion of the 30th anniversary to announce that a brand new title was in development."
Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka is hoping that 2022's new Sonic game will help define the future of the series the way Sonic Adventure did.
A number of details may have emerged on the recently unveiled game, while Sega themselves also seem to have inadvertently revealed the game's name.
Charting the visual evolutions of some more gaming icons.
Spoilt for choice here.
In anticipation of Sonic's 30th anniversary next year.
It was also apparently done without crunch.
Only 1980s kids will remember this.
The blue hedgehog's next big entry will be racing in in two years.
No other information was given, however.