Interesting statements from the project director
Although Sonic Frontiers isn't an early access release, SEGA seems to be looking at it from a different perspective. Going into details, the director of the game made some very interesting statements, through his personal Twitter account, implying that the game has a long way to go.
In particular, Morio Kishimoto emphasized that Sonic Team is looking at feedback from players and critics, taking into account what they liked and what they didn't. In particular, he characterized the game as something of a "global playtest", pointing out that there are areas of it that need further improvement.
In more detail, Kishimoto stated:
I'm sorry I haven't contacted you until now, but we've been busy since the game was released. I'm relieved that the release date has arrived and that the game seems to have reached everyone safely.
We look at the opinions of critics and players. As you pointed out, there are still areas where we haven't gotten where we need to be and we'll take that seriously, like a global playtest.
I'm so busy on the release date, so I'm relieved that it's reaching everyone on the release date. As you pointed out, I will take this seriously as a world-scale playtest, even if it is not yet a challenge.— Morio Kishimoto (@moq_46) November 11, 2022
Sonic Frontiers is available from Tuesday 8 November 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC.
To remind you at this point, Frontiers promises a Sonic experience like no other, with high-speed action in a completely open environment. More specifically, players have the chance to battle powerful enemies as they explore the dense forests, massive waterfalls and vast deserts of the Starfall Islands in what the developers say is the biggest game in the series yet.