Sonic Frontiers Dev Team is Determined to take the Franchise to Greater Heights, Morio Kishimoto

Sonic Frontiers was released on 8th November 2022, and the game received mixed reviews. Still, the fans loved it, and they are all in for a new Sonic Experience in an open world that Sonic Frontiers offers. The game is currently sitting at a solid 72/100 critic score on Metacritic; on the other hand, the game got an excellent user rating of 8.7. 

Sonic Frontiers | Metacritic

It shows that fans loved the unique open-world aspect of the new Sonic game, leading the franchise in a new direction. Morio Kishimoto, director of Sonic Frontiers, Tweeted after the game was released globally, assuring the fans that the devs are positively taking all the constructive criticism. And all this feedback will be put to work for a positive outcome. 

I’m sorry I couldn’t contact you because I’ve been busy since the release date. I’m relieved that the release date has arrived and that it seems to have reached everyone safely. We are checking the opinions of the critics and everyone. As you pointed out, we still have a long way to go, and we take this seriously as a global playtest.

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He also used a very noteworthy term for the game’s launch in his tweet; he stated the launch as a ‘global playtest,’ which clearly indicates that the devs have plans to launch post-launch updates to further polish the game and make it better in the areas it lacked. 

Morio Kishimoto wrote another tweet, appreciating the love and support fans gave the game at launch; he further assured fans that the open-world nature of Sonic Frontiers carter endless possibilities and the teams are working hard to take the franchise to greater heights. 

I got a lot of energy from everyone’s comments! I am very honored that so many people enjoyed it! After more than 10 years of trial and error, I was finally able to create this work. Open Zone is full of possibilities. Sonic games become more interesting. We will continue to challenge ourselves to greater heights. 

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Sonic Frontiers is also looking promising on Steam charts as the game has managed to break the record of peak concurrent players in any Sonic game with over 19,181 concurrent players on Steam, beating the previous record of 11,937 concurrent players set by Sonic Mania.

Sonic Frontiers | SteamDB

For a better comparison of concurrent players of significant Sonic games, VGC has put together an interesting list to look at:

  • Sonic Frontiers – 19,181
  • Sonic Mania – 11,937
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – 5,861
  • Sonic Origins – 2,668
  • Sonic Forces – 2,058
  • Sonic Generations – 1,686
  • Team Sonic Racing – 1,056
  • Sonic Lost World – 252

As for now, the confirmed post-launch update the fans are looking forward to is a Monster Hunter DLC for the game that will be coming out tomorrow, 14th November 2022 and will be free to download for the players who own the base game. It will be compelling to see what else the devs have in store for the fans. Sonic Frontiers is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

Are you excited to see what comes next for Sonic Frontiers? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Farhan Ali
Farhan is a passionate writer with an undying love for games, PC hardware, and technology. With nearly 5 years of experience in blogging and over 14 years of experience in gaming, this is what he loves and does best.
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