Sonic ’06: PC Release Confusion

Sonic ’06: PC Release Confusion

If you’ve been reading many gaming websites or magazines (here and here) lately, you’d be forgiven for thinking that SEGA/THQ and plenty of reputable magazines had confirmed a PC release of Sonic the Hedgehog 06.

Fan ‘theshadowofsonic’ wrote to SEGA Europe asking when the PC version may be released after realising it hadn’t hit store shelves. Both a Finnish magazine and Finnish store website had stated 28th Feb 2007 as the release date, with the former saying it was confirmed by SEGA.

The response received, as many SSMB’ers probably know by now, was as follows:

I’m afraid that at this time there are no plans for a PC version of Sonic the Hedgehog. I have seen this advertised on a few sites but I’m afraid that the information is not accurate.

Obviously sensing a potential riot kicking off, TSS contacted SEGA Europe ourselves for an answer or two behind the confusion. Our contact got back to us with the following:

On one hand, some bits of our international organisation did talk about Sonic 06 for PC. However, a decision has yet to be made on the game as far as I’m aware. So I’m afraid I can only say the same thing – no plans are in place at present for the release of Sonic 06 on PC.

Doesn’t do much to ease the pain, gentle reader, but for the time being Sonic 06 on PC isn’t happening. Having said that, we’ll be keeping an eye in Australia as apparently THQ have listed a PC release mid-March. If nothing becomes of that, then we’ll know that there was some form of miscommunication somewhere.

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