The head of Sonic Team has moved to clarify that the studio is not actively pursuing development of Sonic Adventure 3, despite previous comments that suggested that a sequel to the much-loved Dreamcast franchise could be on the cards.
Takashi Iizuka said during an interview with IGN recently that he’s interested in making Sonic Adventure 3 at some point, but a lot of people read this as some sort of confirmation that the game was actually happening. That’s not the case, as Iizuka-san was quick to point out during a chat with VGC.
IGN asked very directly about making Sonic Adventure 3, so I was just answering the question. I’m not saying, ‘we’re definitely making Sonic Adventure 3′, although people may want to believe that.
I just want to reiterate that the entire team is focused on Sonic Frontiers and they really want to make it the best game that it can be.
Despite these comments, he did follow up that Sonic Adventure 3 is still there as “an idea that at some point it would be cool to maybe explore,” but made it clear that it’s “not part of the plan and that’s not what I’m doing.”
Sonic Frontiers is slated for release on PS5, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One.
[Source – VGC]