‘Sonic Frontiers’ Delay Pushed By Fans After Recent Footage
Following recent footage of open-world exploration and combat, fans are pushing for sound borders to receive a late past this year.
This campaign originated from the “#DelaySonicFrontiers” hashtag, which recently briefly trended on Twitter. At the time of publication, over 13 minutes of footage has been released via IGN Youtube channel as a member of IGN first cover of the game, the videos angering fans due to the performance, Sonic’s animations being arguably stiff and unnatural, an apparent lack of momentum, and combat that seems to be slow and boring.
A YouTuber, LegitimaNoodlesposted on Twitter: “For the sake of Sonic Team, I pray to God this is only a pre-alpha version”, while another, LonelyGoombadeclared: “sound borders looks like they automated an open world game. He is so weird. This gameplay demo had so many dash panels in springs and automation…. (Going through VGC).
At press time, the world premiere footage sits at 2.3 million views, while the fight footage has 1 million. Needless to say, there are plenty of eyes on this recent project from Sonic Team, which seeks to push the franchise in a whole new direction, placing Sonic in the series’ first true open world as opposed to the more linear structure. . previous titles.
sound borders has already received an internal delay, originally slated for release last year to coincide with the franchise’s 30th anniversary, as Sonic Team and Sega “postponed the release for a year in order to further improve the quality”. Sega also said in a recent Investor Q&A session “we are currently working hard to improve the quality of the game in preparation for its holiday season sales.”
The next set of covers for the game are set to release on IGN Tuesday, June 7.
In other news, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake received another delay.