Sonic Team figurehead confirms that Sonic’s Classic iteration will “hopefully be a part of the blue blur’s future” in an interview with Retro Gamer Magazine.
Gaming magazine Retro Gamer released a Sonic 30th Anniversary themed issue last July, and in it contains some interesting nuggets of information on the history of Sonic, as well as some hints towards what’s next for the blue blur.
In the interview, Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka stated that after a successful run with Sonic Generations and most recently Sonic Mania, Classic Sonic would hopefully continue to be featured in the future:
“Initially, we thought bringing the classic Sonic into the fold was just going to be a 20th anniversary project, but it was met with such positive responses from fans that we knew we would keep him around,” Iizuka reveals. “In fact, we have released Sonic Mania focused on the ‘classic’ Sonic in 2017. The ‘classic’ Sonic is a popular iteration who will hopefully be a part of the blue blur’s future.”
Whether or not this means unique entries like Sonic Mania, co-starring with Modern Sonic like in Forces, or just cameos in mobile games like Sonic Dash remains to be seen. That said, we do have Sonic Origins on the horizon, which may count. Otherwise, there is currently no news on any original games featuring Classic Sonic as of yet.
via Retro Gamer