Takashi Iizuka, the head of Sonic Team at Sega, responsible for the overall development of Sonic Superstars, discussed the future of the Sonic the Hedgehog game series at Gamescom.
He mentioned that the game will continue to offer both 2D and 3D gameplay, but with a new twist in graphics. While Sonic Frontiers, a 3D game, was recently released in 2022, expanding the 3D Sonic experience into open-world environments, it will serve as the foundation for 3D Sonic games in the next 10-20 years.
On the other hand, 2D games have always been a part of Sega’s direction, with the use of pixel graphics. The latest installment, Sonic Mania, released in 2017, took players back to the original roots of the series with its beautifully crafted pixel graphics.
However, Iizuka believes that pixel graphics may not work in the long run for the next 10-20 years, and therefore, Sega has developed a new approach, a hybrid 2D game called Sonic Superstars.