Sonic Crew is trying to lay a basis for future Sonic video games to return with its upcoming Sonic 2022 title.

This recreation, unofficially known as Sonic 2022 as a result of announcement that the presently title-less recreation will launch subsequent yr, was introduced in Could with a brief and mysterious teaser. Not a lot has been discovered since that teaser however Sonic Crew’s Takashi Iizuka hopes it is going to lay the inspiration for future video games.

“The brand new title in improvement is progressing in direction of a 2022 launch, so I am unable to actually name it an Anniversary title,” Iizuka informed Sonic Stadium in an interivew. “Nonetheless, Sonic Journey laid the inspiration for 20 years of Sonic titles after its launch, so in the identical method, I actually hope that this new title releasing in 2022 lays the inspiration for the next future Sonic titles — that’s the thought behind the problem for the staff.”

Sonic Journey was launched in 1998 and spawned a sequel in 2001 in addition to many Sonic Journey-like Sonic video games corresponding to Sonic Heroes, Shadow the Hedgehog, and extra. It appears the staff is hoping the Sonic 2022 undertaking, which can be referred to as Sonic Rangers, can do the identical for future Sonic titles.

Iizuka stated that regardless of the sport being introduced throughout a particular thirtieth Anniversary stream for the collection, Sonic 2022 is not essentially an anniverary-related title. He informed Sonic Stadium that the choice to announce the sport throughout that stream was to “reassure followers post-Sonic Pressure {that a} new recreation is certainly in improvement.”

“Since this title continues to be mid-development, there’s nothing I can converse to, however I did need to say that the event staff has been spending their time to do one thing new and difficult,” Iizuka stated. “By way of quite a lot of trial and error, the staff is trying to current to everybody a brand new Sonic recreation, and I hope your heat assist of their work can encourage them to essentially ship towards that problem.”

Whereas ready to study extra about Sonic 2022, take a look at this story about how the sport may be referred to as Sonic Rangers after which watch the announcement teaser for the sport. Learn this story to find out about all the pieces introduced throughout Could’s Sonic Central stream after that.

Wesley LeBlanc is a contract information author and information maker for IGN. You may comply with him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.

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