3 days ago, Microsoft announced a list of publishers for the next-generation Xbox, including SEGA corporation. Simon Jeffery of SEGA promises more from SEGA’s great franchises, including a new Sonic the Hedgehog game.
Microsoft came up with a list of publishers for their new Xbox, which currently has no confirmed name, on Friday the 8th of April. The list includes many big-name publishers, but most importantly the list confirms that SEGA are to back the new Xbox. This may not come as a surprise, as SEGA have released many titles for the current Xbox – most recently, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. Hopefully in the pre-E3 Microsoft conference we’ll be able to see a complete list of titles SEGA plan to have ready by the console’s release.
But there’s more. Microsoft go on to quote various people for the listed companies, including SEGA. Simon Jeffrey mentions an interest in creating a Sonic game, claiming that “SEGA is prepared to deliver a range of great game content that will satisfy all market demographics, from our stable of popular franchises like ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’”. While this is by no means concrete proof that a new Sonic game is already in the works, at least we know that SEGA are planning to release a Sonic game, possibly even at launch. It is expected that SEGA will reveal their full plans for the next generation around or during E3, which takes place in May.
For the complete quote and a more complete list of developers, please check the official Microsoft article in the source box.