First Litwak’s Arcade, now The Oasis?
It won’t be long before Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel of the same name, premieres in theatres. In a dystopian near-future ruined by the evils of pollution, political corruption, and climate change, a despondent mankind turns to a worldwide network of virtual reality for work, education, and entertainment.
The fantasy online world features a number of pop culture cameos so extremely high it would make more modest product placement advertisers blush, featuring the likes of Tracer from Overwatch with her signature salute to the towering figure of The Iron Giant‘s titular character. Additionally, it looks like SEGA has gotten our favourite Blue Blur in on the action as well, as Sonic the Hedgehog himself has been spotted by eagle-eyed fans in a leaked commercial for Ready Player One.
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You know, I almost didn’t post this up here… the reason being is that this particular piece of PR is so poorly worded I have no idea if they’re talking about Sonic Boom or the normal Sega Sonic Universe.
In an interview with Sonic Boom Fire & Ice producer Omar Woodley, he had a rather interesting thing to say with regards to the future of Sonic.
When asked, is this new Sonic game represents the future of the franchise? Woodley states the following.
“Sonic Boom is meant to branch away from the classic/legacy Sonic. Our plan is to go forward with both the modern Sonic and the legacy Sonic, but the Sonic Team will handle the legacy side of things in Japan. For us, the Western initiatives will tie into the toys, merchandising animation – movies potentially even. We’re branching out into the more upbeat adventure style theme for Sonic Boom.”
However, due to the way this quote is worded, it’s difficult to tell if this means that Sonic Team will handle the legacy side of things and the west will handle things which tie into it such as a movie, or if it means that along with toys, merchandise and animation, that they are also looking into a potential movie deal for Boom.
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