June 29, 2022

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Sonic Origins Contributor shares frustrations over the state of the game

Sonic Origins Contributor shares frustrations over the state of the game
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Sonic OriginsYesterday’s launch marked the return of the classic, misty-blue Mega Drive/Genesis games, grouped together on modern consoles. The most noteworthy part of the package is sonic 3 and knuckleswho sees Sonic 3 Ported to consoles with new HD upgrades for the first time.

To help make this release possible, Headcannon – one of the developers behind sonic mania I worked with Sega to recreate the classic interlocking duo in Retro Engine. Now that the set is over, Stealth – the pseudonym of Headcannon Simon Thomley – has acknowledged some issues with the final version and has shared some of the intricacies behind them on Twitter.

The full thread (which is quite long and worth reading in full) explains how Stealth and the team submitted a design that they acknowledged needed some repairs, but Stealth also noted errors in the final design that weren’t present in the Headcannon build — the result of Sega incorporating the team’s work into the overall Origins game.

Stealth also states that the team wants to “address these issues” and ask for major fixes before Origins ships, inquired about the potential for game delays, and was told that this isn’t possible – which it does, with the game locking up for launch on Sonic’s Birthday is certainly understandable from a marketing perspective. Headcannon is currently waiting for a response from Sega on whether it can implement some post-release patches.

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It’s worth noting that Stealth is keen to point out that the problem is complex, and he and the other members who worked on this version of Sonic 3 are also very complementary to the Sega employees called by name, including the head of the Sonic team, Takashi Izuka:

Sega has yet to respond or announce if patches will be released. While the above issues may go unnoticed by gamers new to gaming, Sonic fans who started with the series in the ’90s have noticed various differences. However, the biggest changes – Those that affect the audio tracks Credit is given to Michael Jackson and/or his team – and it has attracted widespread interest, in particular From Yuji Naka himself.

If there are any updates to the game, we will make sure to let you know.