Sonic The Hedgehog is one of the most iconic franchises in gaming and is widely regarded to be the most recognizable IP when people hear of the name SEGA. The franchise has made multiple appearances on PC especially in the 2010s with the series not only getting ports of nearly all the games but also releasing new games on PC alongside other consoles.
Recently the Steam Store Page for the Sonic franchise was updated, boosting the number of games from 34 to 35. The list was previously updated from 29 to 34. What’s curious about this change is that the Steam page for Sonic only has 29 games available for purchase, meaning the other entries are potentially new games that are yet to be announced.
We can speculate that one of these includes the remaster of Sonic Colors called Sonic Colors: Ultimate as well as its DLC. As for the last entry, it can be one of a multitude of games. One of those games it could potentially be the very recently leaked Sonic Frontiers. The game’s domain was registered ahead of The Game Awards that’s going to take place this weekend so we can quite possibly expect a new Sonic announcement at TGA.
Another possibility for a potential game is Sonic Origins, which was teased back in May, this year. Sonic Origins is a compilation of the first 3 Sonic The Hedgehog games, Sonic and Knuckles and Sonic CD with some new added content and features.
The Sonic The Hedgehog franchise has had a rough time lately, with mainline entries like Sonic Forces ultimately ending up being very disappointing. But it seems the series is going to be making a comeback soon as SEGA is starting to invest more and more into the franchise. SEGA has also developed a good reputation with the Sonic fanbase by actively endorsing fan projects, including the much beloved Sonic Mania that many had cited as a comeback for the Sonic franchise back in 2017.
Certain games in the series also received the pleasure of the game boost feature on the XBOX Series X/S. These games include Sonic Generations and Sonic Unleashed, letting them both run at a buttery smooth 60 FPS for the first time on consoles. Digital Foundry has done a great video on both games by putting both games to the test. Sonic Generations also received a huge resolution boost that made the game run much better. Considering how the pace is going for the franchise, it might not be too long before Sonic The Hedgehog is once again in the limelight again, standing alongside Mario as an equal.
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