Update: According to our resident tech guru Bmn, It’s a glitch. What’s specifically happening is a recurring loop of redirects between www.sonicthehedgehog4.com/us and www.sega.com/sonic4, which suggests minor technical problem. But still, to leave it like that for nearly a week? So there you have it.
Original Story: Regardless as to what you may think of the game. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 happened, it’s still for sale on several online services and is far from what you would consider to be an old game.
So why then has the official website been taken down and why has it remained offline for the best part of a week? SSMB member -Bender- first noticed that the site had gone dark a few days ago and whilst sometimes sites can go down for a day or two, this site has been offline for nearly a week if not longer.
Click the read more link… and let your imagination run wild…
Now you might be thinking. ‘Ah but, Sonic 4 isn’t the best game and it’s old, maybe they did it to save money?’ Well heres the thing. if that’s the case… why on earth are the websites or minisites for the following games still online.
You cannot buy brand new anymore (certainly not with any ease) those games, with Sonic Rivals, you can’t buy a PSP new anymore (though it is on the PSN). There is still a product page for the game on Segas official website, however, thats about it.
But Sonic 4, a game which despite reception, which is under a year old that you can still buy brand new has had it’s website taken down for over a week? Is this just a big technical failure that has gone unoticed… or should your knuckles be twitching with excitement? And remember, this follows on from claims made by TouchGameplay that a new Sonic 2D game is in production.
Thanks to SSMB member Blue Blood for pointing out some of the Olympic Games titles still have their websites online too.