sonic the hedgehog the trajectory has been inconsistent over the years, to say the least, and especially when it comes to core 3D platforms, the franchise doesn’t exactly have the best track record. With sound borders Launching later this year, however, and promising the next big step for the franchise with its open-world 3D offerings, fans of the series are hoping the iconic hedgehog will be back in full force soon.
And that’s certainly what Sega hopes for, too. Speaking during a recent Q&A session with investors (via VGC), the company said it was aiming for high review scores for sonic borders, and hopes that, in turn, helps the game achieve high sales numbers, especially during the holiday season.
“We set internal targets because the correlation between external rating agency scores and sales is high in Europe and North America,” the company said. “If the game gets a high score, it can become a must-play and possibly synergize with sales, so we are currently working hard to improve the quality of the game in preparation for its sales for the holiday season.”
Of course, a company that wants its game to perform well commercially and critically isn’t exactly the most surprising thing in the world. It’s also no surprise, given Sega’s past comments on the game. In fact, sound borders It was originally supposed to launch in 2021, but Sega ended up delaying it internally so they could improve and tweak it further.
sound borders is aiming for a 2022 holiday launch for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.